R. J. Hendrickson is a former U.S. Army Infantry officer, Airborne Ranger and Jumpmaster, most notably in the 82nd Airborne Division. He volunteered for service in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam in 1971-1972 as an advisor to the Vietnamese Rangers. Living with the Vietnamese and Montagnard soldiers he learned of their tenacity as fighters and love for their freedom and country. Soon after leaving the Army, he met the girl of his dreams. They married and are living happily ever after. Their three married daughters have blessed them with seven grandchildren.
R. J. has worked over thirty years as a mechanical engineer in the mining industry, living in five states. He knows how it feels to be fired, as well as being successful. His philosophy is to be true to oneself and life will offer much in the way of excitement and adventure. His writing has been tempered by the hard knocks of life. He believes in realism, his Christian faith, love for his fellow man, honor, and writing that grabs you by the lapels and takes you to places you haven't been.