My 365 Days with the Wolfhounds in Vietnam 1968-1969




When you read My 365 Days with the Wolfhounds in Vietnam, you will be amazed by the stories as told by SSGT John “Big John” Quintrell. You will see over 100 original photos of the men who served in the Wolfhounds during the most intense period of the war. You will feel what it is like to be eaten alive by leeches, bitten by cobras, and fighting a constant war with malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Experience the unique bonds of brotherhood between men that came into the platoon as strangers but soon became brothers watching out for each other’s back. You will feel the anguish of a soldier whose friend dies in his arms. You will be with the platoon when they face 300 NVA regulars in an impossible fight for their lives. You will feel the startling fear that grips a man when he sees his buddy blown up by a land mine.

You will experience the utter discouragement of sitting in a rice paddy at night during monsoon rain. Join the men who have survived the war for ten months and the paranoia they experience about being killed so close to going home. Ride with Big John on the freedom bird that is taking him home after a year in hell. Observe a broken soldier trying to adjust to living back in the world dealing with alcoholism and PTSD.