With posthumous book, Vietnam veteran leaves behind his story
A swell of people flooded into the auditorium of the Richfield American Legion Post 435 May 25 to hear a presentation about a new book detailing its author’s first tour in the Vietnam War.
“Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full!” is a two-volume book written by the late Jerry Hall, a St. Cloud native who fought in Vietnam during four separate tours between 1969 and 1974.
“This book is for anyone who is interested in history, in war or the human psyche,” said Patti Frazee, who served as a project manager and liaison. “It is a record of a point in time that affected so many men and women for the rest of their lives.”
The book was published after Hall passed away, on August 25, 2015. According to his family, the veteran died from cancer caused by exposure during the war to Agent Orange, a chemical deployed by the American military to aid fighting efforts by thinning out jungle foliage.