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This writer presents the reader with poems of a personal nature. His words in poetic manner flow through a past which can still be troublesome at times, but the war poems shed a different light on a traumatic experience. More
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About Paul O'Connell

I was born and raised in Quincy, MA. At the age of 17 I was expelled from high school. I was a juvenile delinquent. I then had a brainstorm and was propelled by its winds in the direction of Parris Island to become a man. Just a few months after my 18th birthday, I was sent to Vietnam. I survived but brought home a head full of trauma. In 1990 I returned to Vietnam to see if I could find myself again. After my return, I began to write.

My desire is to share my journey with others through my writing, and to give life and honor to those I served with in Vietnam who no longer have a voice.

I have been married for more than 47 years. I have two children and two granddaughters.

I served the Quincy Fire Department for 32 years and retired in 2005 as the Chief of Department.


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Review by: b seed on March 31, 2013 :
Tragic yet moving, this gives me even more insight into what our vietnam vets must have went through, and many still do.
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Review by: veronica urquhart on Jan. 28, 2012 : (no rating)
Putting into words what my husband,himself a vietnam veteran,is unable to do. My children and I have never set foot in Vietnam but we lived with it every day.
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