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Press Release: Tactical 16 Signs F. Bruce Lauer for “Million Dollar Bronze Star: A Soldier’s Story of Corruption and Debauchery in Vietnam”
Editor's Note: Killette Communications worked with Vietnam veteran F. Bruce Lauer to complete his memoir. This work included significant writing, research and editing, as well as creating and submitting a book proposal and securing a publisher. Below is a press release from the publisher Tactical 16, announcing its partnership with Lauer.
F. Bruce Lauer recounts the shocking, previously untold story of the widespread fraud and criminal behavior occurring during the Vietnam War.
Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Tactical 16 publishing company announced today the signing of F. Bruce Lauer for "Million Dollar Bronze Star: A Soldier’s Story of Corruption and Debauchery in Vietnam." Lauer shares a story of lawlessness happening in the middle of the Vietnam war zone in the 1960s and 1970s that will surprise readers and give them new insight. He also weaves a thoughtful tale of the twists and turns that led him from soldier to successful businessman that others can learn from and apply to their own lives.
“My experiences of being exposed to graft, greed, and corruption during those three plus years in Uncle Sam’s Army would affect me forever, in ways I never imagined,” said Lauer, who currently serves as vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate firm. “Never once did it occur to me that I would someday put the pen to paper to drill down and tell my story. But 50 years later, it is time to move forward.”
In his first book, Lauer details his time as a U.S. Army soldier overseeing the club system’s finances with the Americal Division in the Republic of South Vietnam. He witnessed scandals and schemes from minor theft to large-scale embezzlement by club managers. Lauer bravely revealed what was happening, ultimately winning the Bronze Star for saving the U.S. Army today’s equivalent of $3.5 million a year.
Lauer lives in Florida with his wife, Barbara, and enjoys spending time with his four children and nine grandchildren. He has served in many leadership roles throughout Florida, including adjunct professor at the Florida International University in Miami, a board member and secretary for Morton Plant Mease Hospital Foundation, and a board of directors’ member for the Outback Bowl.
“Bruce leads by example,” said Chris Schafer, CEO at Tactical 16. “He faced down the fear he had and courageously stood up to corruption and stunning fraud during the Vietnam War. This is a unique perspective on a war we’re still trying to understand and a must-read for history enthusiasts!”
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