Author Reid Tillery at the Melrose Library

AUTHOR OF PROMISE:

Join us at the Melrose Library on Thursday, January 16 at 2pm to meet local “Author of Promise” Reid F. Tillery. He’ll be discussing his book LZ BINGO with special guest Bill Boe. Refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation.

About the book: In the summer of 1967 20-year-old William K. Boe entered the Vietnam war. Twice wounded during his one-year tour of duty, he endured some of the war’s hottest moments, including the Tet offensive. He served honorably, facing an onslaught of bullets, mortars, rockets, hand grenades, and land mines. Through Bill’s account, the reader gains a vicarious understanding of the day-to-day life and challenges of an American infantryman in Vietnam. This book’s primary purpose is to honor those who made it home and those who did not by telling their story through Bill’s eyes and ears. Written in the form of a novel, what makes Bill’s true story so compelling is that his experiences likely are similar to those of many other men who served in the infantry in Vietnam.

About the author: Reid F. Tillery is an avid outdoorsman who loves to write. He’s an Emergency Medical Technician, a licensed ham radio operator, a land-navigation instructor, a former Search and Rescue Technician, and a former medic in the Army National Guard and Reserves. In addition to LZ Bingo, he has written books on wilderness survival and land navigation.

The program is sponsored by the Melrose Library Association. For more information, please contact Sheree Sims at 352-475-1237.

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