John Podlaski

Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel In 1970, John Kowalski is one of many young, naive teenage soldiers sent to Vietnam to fight in an unpopular war. Dubbed “Cherries” by their more seasoned peers, these newbies suddenly found themselves thrust into the middle of a terrible nightmare. On-the-job-training is i...
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John Podlaski served in Vietnam between 1970 and 1971 as an infantryman with both the Wolfhounds of the 25th Division and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. His awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, two Air Medals, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry among others.He spent the years after Vietnam working in various management positions within the automotive industry and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2002. John is a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154, and lives with his wife of 49 years, Janice, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. They both retired in 2013.In 2010, John developed and continues to manage a successful website, where he publishes weekly articles, photos, videos, and educational posts related to the Vietnam War and its Warriors. Mr. Podlaski is also an active Life Member of Rave Reviews Book Club and has published six books; two are Amazon #1 Best Sellers in their category.

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