‘Proceeds from this book go to supporting our Veterans. This is the story of a soldier’s time served from draft notice in 1965, to Honorable Discharge in 1967, and on to this soldier’s life of professional work. A great read for veterans and those considering military service.
My Time Served in the United States Army:
25 OCT 1965 – 24 OCT 1967 by: Sgt. E5 NCO
Richard Erschik – US55837218
My Time Served in the United States Army is a recollection of this Army soldier’s life, at the time of and after being drafted in the heat of the Vietnam War. (Proceeds used to replenish Challenge Coins and Certificates for WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans.) I was 20 years old, from the North side of Chicago, and part of the 240,000 man call by president Lyndon Johnson from the country’s Midwest region.
About the Author
Mr. Richard William I was born on the Northwest side of Chicago, IL in April 1945. After high school I was inducted in the Unites States armed forces and served for 2-years at Ft. Hood, TX during the Vietnam War. After the service I studied and worked in various mechanical engineering positions and companies until I was introduced to the marketing and sales profession in 1975. As General Manager of a trophy components company, in the sports award field, I was introduced to the trade show industry in which I founded what would become an international marketing services organization that served companies all over the world. My company was named; “One of the most innovative companies in the country” by American Airlines, and a “Best practice” in trade show marketing.
Fast forward to 2009, I sold the company to one of its customers and began teaching the secrets behind my company’s success. I conducted more than 350 seminars, webinars, and workshops for tradeshow organizers, and more than 25,000 of their exhibitors. Today I am semi-retired in South Florida and teach baby boomers and seniors how to use their iPhone, iPad, and Zoom for video chatting and family connection. Along my journey I learned and practiced an anecdotal comment that says; “If you ‘wait’ for something to happen it usually happens TO you. But if you ‘make’ something happen, it usually happens FOR you.” Therefore… I’m still “making things happen.”