Vietnam veteran Joseph Hunter recalls events from his service in the Air Force during the war, as well as his friendship with Badger, a rebel and jester. He reflects on how his life, including his marriage to Lindsay, have been impacted by his experience, and he learns that no one is ever too old to change direction.
I have worked as a radio reporter, an advertising copywriter, a technical writer, a speechwriter, a public information officer, an executive director of a non-profit organization and most recently as an assistant dean at an independent law school in Chicago.
My short stories have been published in Crosscurrents, Old Hickory Review, the Piedmont Literary Review, the Minotaur, Snapdragon, Four Quarters, FlashFiction, Quick Fiction, Bear River Review and Inside Running.
In the summer of 1999, I was awarded a professional artist residency at the OxBow Summer Arts Program for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck, Michigan. I served as a Vietnamese linguist in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and live in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, with my wife.
I am also the author of the novel A Life Without Grace.