Live by Chance, Love by Choice, Kill by Profession

Live by Chance, Love by Choice, Kill by Profession is about the journey of young boys to the war in Vietnam and beyond. They were destined to be helicopter pilots—it was in their DNA. Roy Mark has done an outstanding job of describing many of the formative events—some serious, some frivolous and some hazardous—in the lives of these men and their families. More

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About Roy Mark

Roy Mark grew up in New Orleans. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1963 and received his basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He later served as a radiotelegraph operator with the First Anti Tank Battalion at Camp Pendleton and with the Marine Communications Detachment onboard the USS Mount McKinley (AGC 7). His final assignment was as an instructor at the Radiotelegraph School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. During his service, he served nine days in Vietnam in support of Vietnamese Counteroffensive (Phase II) during July of 1966.

Mr. Mark attended Southeastern Louisiana University before beginning a career in the oil industry. In a career spanning three decades, he worked as a mud engineer, mud school instructor, oil well blowout prevention instructor, and drilling supervisor.
Roy has worked in locations around the world, including North and South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He lived in Indonesia from 1988 until relocating to Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2001.

Mr. Mark has written technical manuals on oil well blowout prevention for two companies and has written numerous short stories. He published “The Mark Family History” in 2005 and “The Texan and The Ice Boy” in 2014.

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