Vietnam vet to sign book at Blue Ridge Books

Jun 25, 2014

Local veteran and author Charles A. Van Bibber will be signing copies of his book, "Valentine's Day: A Marine Looks Back," at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

The book is the account of his own experience as a young Marine machine gunner sent to Vietnam in 1968. This book will grant civilians insight on the experience of combat — both immediate and long-lasting.

Van Bibber is a native Texan who now calls the Great Smoky Mountains home. Having served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps and U. S. Navy, he has been a Haywood resident since 1996.

He enjoys the beauty of the great outdoors here in the mountains while hiking in Cataloochee. He is currently working on a follow up account of life after combat.

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