Peter Taylor is the author of The Advisor, Kien Bing, South Vietnam, a military and personal story of a young military intelligence officer who is a member of a team advising South Vietnamese forces fighting in the Mekong Delta. He tells the story of the 2nd Lieutenant’s military experiences and his relationship with an American Red Cross worker in Saigon.
The story is based on the real-life experiences of the author and provides the reader with a glimpse into the military intelligence efforts the American advisors, who despite serving as advisors, accompanied their counterparts into the heart of the fighting in the jungles, rice patties, villages and canals of the Delta. But the story of his passionate romance with his girl is just as engaging and keeps the reader wondering if the relationship will survive the demands posed by the war.
About the Author
Peter Taylor is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. He served three combat tours in Vietnam between 1969 and 1973. He enlisted in 1968 and after Infantry Basic and Advanced Training he attended Engineer Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Branch of the U.S. Army.
After his commissioning he attended the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course at Fort Holabird, Maryland. He was sent to the Jungle Warfare School in Panama prior to his assignment to Vietnam.
Taylor is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He holds a master’s degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He attended numerous schools in the U.S. Army and graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, the National Defense University, and the U.S. Army War College. Taylor retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. He is married to his wife of 49 years and has three grown children and young grandchildren. After his retirement from the U.S. Army, he taught Junior ROTC at the high school level for seventeen years. He currently resides in West Virginia.
The ‘war stories’ in this novel are based upon actual events that took place during his tours in Vietnam.