John Reeg’s new book ‘My Senior Trip’ is a gripping coming-of-age story of a young man who experiences the reality of war at a pivotal time in his life


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August 18, 2022 6:00 a.m. EDT

DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2022 ( –
John Reeg, a U.S. Navy and Vietnam veteran who served with the 3rd Reconnaissance Force in 1969, has completed his latest book “My Senior Trip”: a gripping and powerful novel that features Howard Carson, who grew up in a small town in Indiana.

The year is 1968. After graduating from high school, Howard isn’t sure what he wants to do. He’s not interested in college. For the past year, his job has been to sell shoes, but he has no notable skills. He decides to join the armed forces. He becomes a Marine, and six months later, he is deployed to Vietnam.

Author John Reeg talks about his work, sharing, “This story isn’t about battle plans and strategies. How this battle was won and another lost. It’s about feelings and emotions. It’s It’s all about preparing for war. Training and day-to-day experiences of a living hell. Friends shot or ripped to pieces and spattered with their blood. Carrying a wounded Marine to the helicopter under heavy fire. Being on patrol during the monsoons. Leeches, tigers, mosquitoes and snakes. Traps and guerrilla warfare. An implacable and determined enemy. What Howard and others had to do, and how they dealt with fear, anger and pain.

John Reeg started college in 1972 at Ball State University where he studied physical education and health. He graduated from Oklahoma State and later taught physical education and coached gymnastics for over twenty years. He now lives in Dallas with his wife, Ginny, and teaches health and fitness at numerous senior institutions and nursing homes.

Published by Fulton Books, John Reeg’s book follows Harold in the early 1970s as he completes his military service and begins college. While in college, Harold’s peers yell at him, spit on him, push him, and beat him for being in the military and serving his country. This story depicts a different time and a different America, sharing a different war history.

Readers interested in discovering this captivating work can purchase “My Senior Trip” in bookstores around the world, or online at Apple’s iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

Please direct all media inquiries to Gregory Reeves by email at or by phone at 877-210-0816.

Source: Fulton Books


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