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Freedom Fighters: Charlie Jones

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Vietnam War Veteran and Silver Star Recipient Charlie Jones is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. He not only wrote the prize-winning book "Chopper Blues," he lived it.

As a Platoon Commander in Vietnam, Jones led his men into battle against a North Vietnamese Platoon. They were outnumbered seven to one and yet the men, mostly teenagers, fought valiantly.

For his book "Chopper Blues", Jones interviewed the survivors of Operation Indiana. The book also contains prose, poetry, photos, sketches and music.

Chopper Blues is available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and through the SFA (Stephen F. Austin) Press.?

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