I have posted an article about my novel that discusses the military tactics used in an early battle scene. As the post explains, the tactics, weapons, and armor are similar to those used in the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The blog is found on Goodreads here:
Here's the link to an excerpt from my second novel, 'Tempest of Fire'. The book is part of The Michael Neill Adventures, military/espionage novels that follow the exploits of a Marine officer in the post-Cold War world.
My name is John Schrank, and I am a Vietnam Veteran.
My father was in WW2 France to Germany. He was in the Army and a T Sgt. who worked in the motor pool with munitions. He didn't talk about it... My wife's brother did two tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. After he retired, he worked for the Kennedy Center in Washington doing security work.