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Jungle Combat

Military Non-Fiction

“Many autobiographical books have been written about the Vietnam experience, most of them years after the fact based upon imperfect memory. By contrast, the contents of this book reflect immediate reactions to the grim reality I encountered in Vietnam at the time on a daily basis.”

– Col. John “Ace” Astle U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

Jungle Combat Book Signings

& Speaker Events:

In Person  Book Signing Events @ Barnes and Noble

March 30, 2024            12PM – 2Pm


  ( Private Event )

Jungle Combat Speaker Series on “Leadership Over Rank”

             Kessel Run | Code. Deploy. Win.


Highlights of Past Events:

Memorial Day Event at Charlotte Hall


A Memorial Day ceremony was held at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  The Keynote speaker, former Maryland State Senator John Astle is standing to the left of the American Flag and Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary George Owings is to the right of the American Flag.  Both gentlemen served in the United States Marine Corps and are Vietnam Veterans.


May 14, 2022

Col. Astle participated in a Gilchrist Zoom meeting:


May 13, 2022

Col. Astle spoke on the topic of  the origins of the Purple Heart at the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting.

March 30, 2022 

Hospice of the Chesapeake Interview with
Col. John Astle US Marine Corps (R.) & Lt. Col. George Forrest US Army (R.) (“We Were Soldiers Once…and Young”)

March 20, 2022





Ceremony Host:

Senator/Colonel John C. Astle, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) 


Book Launched March 29, 2022!

Book Signing Party was on….

Welcome Home Vietnam War Veterans Day!

Venue: Harry Browne’s

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