In My Boots and Through My Eyes
By: John C. Berkhoudt
About the Book
Author John C. Berkhoudt spent one year in combat as a first lieutenant infantry platoon leader in Vietnam. In My Boots and Through My Eyes is a collection of poetry, short stories, and ponderings during enlistment, training, combat, and home. This insightful work portrays a raw view of life in the jungles of Vietnam during the war. From the horrors to the small moments of joy, Berkhoudt’s journey is expressed with passion and reflectiveness that anyone could learn a thing or two from.
About the Author
John C. Berkhoudt was born and raised in western New York and has two sons. He moved to North Carolina in 2004 and married his first “girlfriend” whom he met at age three. After returning from Vietnam, Berkhoudt resumed teaching junior high school. He later did his master’s work at Cornell’s Industrial Labor Relations school and has taught Labor Relations in their extension program. He worked as a Labor Relations Specialist for NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) for over thirty years.
In his spare time, Berkhoudt enjoys reading, writing, friendships, and thinking.