The Day I Burned The Outhouse Down [NOOK Book]

Overview

It was 1968 and I was in Vietnam. Constantly tempted to smoke marijuana, I finally gave in to the demands of a fellow soldier - I will not call him a friend!


The best place to smoke the Asian Jane was in the outhouse. We met inside a stall, I had my pants down around my ankles and as I lit the joint - the hot match dropped down onto my hairy legs into the fuel and what an explosion!

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Overview

It was 1968 and I was in Vietnam. Constantly tempted to smoke marijuana, I finally gave in to the demands of a fellow soldier - I will not call him a friend!


The best place to smoke the Asian Jane was in the outhouse. We met inside a stall, I had my pants down around my ankles and as I lit the joint - the hot match dropped down onto my hairy legs into the fuel and what an explosion!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011433412
  • Publisher: Robert Chapin
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 49,912
  • File size: 71 KB

Meet the Author

No stranger to writing, acting and singing, in 2006, Bob was chosen to play Charles Ryan in the Kent Brown Summer Love series “ARE WE THERE YET?” A summer theatre production by The Falls Run Players of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This was Bob’s first acting role and his performance earned him the best actor’s award for 2006.


A hidden talent also become apparent when Bob was selected to sing John Travolta’s Summer Nights from the smash hit “Grease”. He is also a member of The First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, FL where he has been actively involved in the choir for the past 6 years - and his tenor voice has allowed him to produce over a half dozen Christian songs by Randy Travis


Following an impressive career with U.S. Airways, Bob retired in 2000 and has devoted much of his time to producing ORPHANS OF THE MOURNING, his first novel about a soldier in Vietnam who eventually becomes the first Vietnam veteran President of The United States. This book is currently available in the e-book format from Barnes & Noble.


Bob was thrust into the nationwide scene in 1983 with his nationally acclaimed Vietnam poster poem The Wall, a statement about the emotional pain and anger of Vietnam - frrlings and sentiments he was not permitted to express while in uniform, but once discharged, a trip to The Wall evoked his deep personal feelings.


The Wall was displayed in The White House in 1983 and as a result received instant success when President Ronald Reagan personally honored Bob for his contribution to all Vietnam Veterans. To date, tens of thousands of copies have been sold.


Bob has also recently finished his second novel, MURDER IN OGUNQUIT a mystery which takes place in the small New England coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine known as “A Beautiful Place By The Sea”.


In addition to his full length novels, Bob is offering a series of his “folksy” down to earth short stories at no charge for your enjoyment here on Smashwords, and it is the author’s desire that you will consider purchasing his novels after a brief sampling.


Prior to his assignment in Vietnam in 1967, Bob served 16 months in Frankfurt Germany as a civilian with the U.S. Army’s prestigious unit; The 513th Military Intelligence Group as a Top Secret Cryptographer


In Vietnam he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 13th Signal Battalion and was awarded The Purple Heart for wounds received in action in addition to The Bronze Star Medal and other awards.


Bob and his wife Maureen reside in Fredericksburg, VA in the summer months and winter in Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, FL.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Loved it!

    I laughed and laughed. Great.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Funny!

    The mental images were with me for days. Funny stuff! Thank you.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Could have been longer.

    Still good though

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Amusing

    Short amusing read of an incident of smoking in an outhouse. You can image the outcome.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    very fun read

    my husband (ex military)both enjoyed the quick read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Wonderful story

    As always his stories are great and always give me a good laugh....thanks!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Something to Laugh About the Nam Experience

    Thanks Bob, I needed a good laugh!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Funny crap...

    This short story was hilarious. Having graduated in '69 and this tale ocurred in 1968, I could relate to it. The daily newscasts always had some news relating to Viet Nam, usually not good. This story put some humor into a bad situation. Can't wait to hear more humorous tales.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Really liked it

    HILARIOUS!!! Looking for more...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    OK people, waterboard truth!

    I am ill with news of waterboarding! Even back in nam years all S.F. Groups, Special opps, air crews, as part of training were and still are waterboarded! Yes our USA BOYS, WATERBOARDED! IT IS CALLED S.E.R.E. Training! Look it up, truth, tortue my ass, uncomfotable yea but what do other countries do to our boys? You really don't want to know! Ask why our government does not speak up?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    funny story

    should put all the shorts into one long book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    I thought it was funny!

    This book ripped me off! ):0/

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Its ok devonte is a bosom

    Hes a bosom!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    PRESTON TO SERRIA

    Go to result two

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Short

    I don't know why the author publishes these. Might be nice to write them for your family, but they really are not entertaining for the general public.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Sound awesome

    Well i guess i will try it and if it isnt good i will be mad

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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