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Our Museum sponsors the riders on the Midway Route. We strive to provide meals, fuel and comfort items for the riders clear across New Mexico. If you’d like to help out, please send donations to:
PO Box 5085
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Make checks out to MAMF, but write RFTW on the “for” line. Thank you for supporting this patriotic cause.
People often ask us what kinds of things we are looking for to put in the museum. Here’s a short list of items we’re focusing on right now:
•Plates, mugs, glasses from any military installation
•Collectible spoons that have different cities on the handles-both from US and overseas
•tees from military installations
•Food product boxes, cans, alcohol bottles ( empty) with labels that reflect the military. ( We are doing a new kitchen exhibit.)
•Military or patriotic Christmas tree ornaments
•DODDS, DODEA or International school memorabilia
•Beer Coasters from overseas
•Scrapbooking supplies- military & travel stickers, photo mounting tape, acid-free albums, etc.
•Military unit patches
Your tax deductible donation can be mailed to:
Museum of the American Military Family
PO Box 5085
Albuquerque, NM 87185
•We are also collecting written memory pieces from spouses and kids who were stationed in Bad Hersfeld or Fulda at any time. These can be emailed to us at:
Thank you for helping us grow!
The Museum of the American Military Family is part of the Combined Federal Campaign ( CFC). Our CFC number is 57056. Please consider supporting us on CFC.
For Release September 2017
A distinguished musician and compelling American storyteller announces his debut book–
SAIGON KIDS: An American Military Brat Comes of Age in 1960’s Vietnam
On-sale in September 2017 at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books & Books and other top retailers. Publishing in conjunction with the Fall ‘17 release of Ken Burn’s PBS Documentary, “The Vietnam War”.
Miami, September 22, 2017— A new American storyteller, revealing true experiences of growing up in Vietnam, announces his debut book, SAIGON KIDS: An American Military Brat Comes of Age in 1960’s Vietnam, coming out in September 2017. Saigon will be released in conjunction with Ken Burn’s PBS Documentary.
In his debut book, prominent musician and experienced traveller, Les Arbuckle, invites readers to delve into the true memories and tales of growing up as a military brat in 1960’s Vietnam. For him, this isn’t just about the destructive war and tumult surrounding political and social issues. It’s about the exploration and understanding of experiences that a foreign land, fraught with tension, brought to American coming-of-age youths. The war, and the events leading up to it, provide an unusual backdrop to the children of military parents. Nothing about living in Saigon, Vietnam is as expected, and none of them will ever be the same again. In SAIGON KIDS, we are allowed a rare look into a long unexplored experience in history.
In SAIGON KIDS, Les Arbuckle:
• Touches upon what his childhood and expectations were like before moving to Saigon, Vietnam;
• examines how vastly different his expectations of Saigon were from reality;
• recalls the lives of his family and friends as they struggled to lead a normal life in an absurdly abnormal situation;
• recounts his first-hand experiences of disturbing, infamous acts and events that shocked the world;
• provides new information and insight to a period in history that has yet to be fully revealed. About the Author Les Arbuckle is a prominent musician and new American storyteller. In the years between his birth in 1949 and his nineteenth birthday, Les lived in Texas, North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Hawaii and Vietnam as a dependent of the US Navy. His father, Bryant Joseph Arbuckle, was a Chief Journalist who managed the Armed Forces Radio Station in Saigon, Vietnam, from June, 1962 until June, 1964. After a stint with the 50th Army Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia Les attended the Berklee College of Music (BA) and New England Conservatory (MM). He is a professional saxophonist living near San Diego, California with his wife, Joyce Lucia. He has performed with a variety of musical acts including The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Lou Rawls, Bernadette Peters, The San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Orchestra and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. His recordings for the Audioquest label feature well-known jazz musicians Kenny Barron, Mike Stern, Cecil McBee, John Abercrombie and Victor Lewis. Published by Mango Publishing Group (Miami). For further details, please contact Mango at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.428.2299.