As Time Goes By: One Marine's Story
I was shocked at his memory for details.
Names, places, and dates were as vivid as the colors in my watercolor palette.
The Sap Green of the Huey helicopters, the Payne's Grey of my M-16, or the
Burnt Sienna of the wood on my M-14-that was the weapon I started with
on arrival in 1968. JB weaves in and out of a killer ambush memory like it
was yesterday's news and you can feel the sweat and taste the blood when it's
over. He finally gets back to Tulsa where we played football together, with
all his limbs intact. But he is a different man now-we all are after that war.
His is a story well told and worth the read-you will come out the other end
touched by the heat.
James Bruce Redus tells of a boy growing up in Texas and Oklahoma then
making the decision to join the United States Marine Corps, a decision that
would change his life forever. As a Marine, JB tells of his time on Sea Duty
then eventually being assigned to serve with an infantry unit in Vietnam
where he would be injured in the line of duty. He shares with us his time in
recovery and his life moving forward. As Time Goes By is the story of James
Bruce Redus, in his own words.