Sgt. Major Brand Books

By John E. McDonald

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Follow the adventures of "Mac", an infantryman in Vietnam in a series of novels — rich in the ways of the grunt, told with a style that relates deadly situations yet with the author's keen sense of humor. There are heart-pounding life-and-death situations, the tension relieved not simply by humor, but downright laugh-out-loud scenes, as well as moments that bring a tear and a tightened throat to any reader's emotions.

Sgt. Major Brand Books offers you the opportunity to enjoy this series of novels based on fact-borrowed fiction. Written by John E. McDonald a Canadian who, having served two years in the Canadian Army, volunteered in the US Army so he could serve as a soldier in Vietnam in 1969-70.

Describing himself as a Huckleberry Finn who chose to go to Vietnam, the author was not a rear echelon soldier, but a recipient of the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Purple Heart.


Here Piggy...Here, Piggy! first in the series and a limited edition. The story of Mac, an ordinary US Army grunt during the height of the Vietnam War — except he's mischievous, bright, inventive, an experienced outdoorsman, and a Canadian.
He's kicked out of his platoon by an inept lieutenant for falling into a raging river and losing his machine gun. Alone, he makes his way through terror-filled jungle, eludes the enemy and staggers out of the boonies to a highway. A second-string reporter finds Mac hitchhiking and stumbles onto the story that creates his reputation as well as havoc and hilarity from the jungle to MAC-V headquarters.

Purchase OnlineOrder Here, Piggy! direct from the author. Just $16.00 including shipping & handling! Mail your check or money order payable to: John E. McDonald or Sgt. Major Brand Books to: John McDonald, P.O. Box 32, Concho, AZ 85924

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A SaltA Salt. (Book 2) We follow Mac, the Canadian volunteer, again in A Salt. He's sent to Hawaii to get his US citizenship after an erroneous story gets back to the States that he was a mercenary grunt hired by the US Army to fight in Nam.
During his ten days there, Mac continues to get into humor-laced trouble, makes new friends, scores with the ladies, shoots a troublemaker's surfboard, and refurbishes WWII rifles to be returned to Nam for snipers.

With a 1903 model .30-.06 rifle (with its own fascinating history), Mac returns to Nam and the Rangers he feels at home with. Mac and the Rangers spend their days and nights trail watching, gathering information, snatching prisoners, saving other grunts, killing an NVA general, and kidnapping a short-legged VC tracker dog. Their hard work pays off and they are given in-country R&R where Mac's humorous side blossoms as a champion liar
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Purchase OnlineOrder A Salt direct from the author. Just $16.00 including shipping & handling! Mail your check or money order payable to: John E. McDonald or Sgt. Major Brand Books to: John McDonald, P.O. Box 32, Concho, AZ 85924

Dinky DauDinky Dau. (Book 3). In Dinky Dau, the third novel in this Vietnam trilogy, Mac's exploits continue to trigger our tears and laughter. Sergeant Youngblood's rogue Ranger team goes on a rampage. They ambush, rape, kill, steal, smuggle goods, and hole up at an old Frenchman's villa near the Cambodian border.

On their way home from Reporter Tex Payne's party, nurses Susan and Dawn, Captain Garibaldi, and CIA agent Hart are in a car crash with an Army truck stolen by Blood's team. The mavericks kill the driver, kidnap the captain and nurses, then take them back to their hideout where they brutalize and repeatedly rape the nurses.

With their Ranger teams and tracker-dog Airborne, sustaining characters Mac and Sergeant "Flash" Gordon are sent to the field to track Blood and his men. Later, using his incredible abilities to improvise, economize the truth, and manipulate, Mac arranges for former VC Billy and Airborne to take a most unusual trip. McDonald once again takes us into the lives of the grunt in Nam, giving us a grin one minute and a look at evil the next.

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Minnow LakeMinnow Lake. (Book 4). During Mac's flight home from Vietnam he's treated to extra booze and attention by two friendly stewardesses. He loses his duffle bag in the Toronto Airport and, instead of a quiet retreat from war he's found by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Mac meets Inspector O'Neil, Constable Carolyn Finch, FBI Agent Cavanaugh and becomes a critical player in stopping gun-running terrorists.

Along the way we're taken on a brief and hilarious side trip back to Nam, we meet Mac's first love, his Canadian family, and we get to know more about his growing up years. As always, MacDonald delivers a novel with heart-warming humor and heart-stopping action.

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Rosebud DianeRosebud Diane. (Book 5) We find Mac living as a happy recluse. He reluctantly leaves his ranch and rediscovers two beautiful nurses who have had hard times since Vietnam. Together, they track down a pair of runaway girls who have taken refuge in a church camp guarded by handpicked veterans and run by a wacko. Using Ranger tactics, they attempt a rescue that's full of surprises. In Rosebud Diane McDonald serves up another story packed with action, adventure, and many of the characters who made his earlier novels so memorable.


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Borrow PitIn Borrow Pit, a government raid on an Arizona ranch goes tragically wrong. Vietnam Vet Mac saves a wounded female ATF agent and delivers dramatic payback to fumbling bureaucrats. This action-adventure introduces new characters-look for the TV reporter in the front-zippered silver jumpsuit- and brings back some of the author's most beloved characters. From the Southwest to Texas to D.C., we find Mac in dangerous, very personal, and often humorous situations that have become hallmarks of this author's style..

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Baby SanIn Baby San, McDonald returns to the Vietnam War but this action-adventure story is revealed through the eyes of soldiers on both sides. The author moves back and forth from the perspective of the American GI to the lives of North Vietnamese soldiers.

We get to know Dinh My, aka Baby san, first as a child who learns valuable life skills from her loving mother. Her beauty leads her to the Electric Strawberry, a bar frequented by American Rangers, where her charm pries valuable intelligence from the GIs. Recruited by the North to be a sniper, she becomes a woman living in two very dangerous worlds.

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Algoma ApacheIn Algoma Apache, we are carried along on a modern day western adventure.  A parent's nightmare happens when two teenage Apache girls are kidnapped in Old Mexico while on a school trip.  The adventure flows from Canada to Arizona and into Old Mexico.  The bonds forged on the battlefields of Vietnam know no boundaries.  The law is helpless so the Rangers make their own rules when friends are in peril.  Taste the dust as you are carried along.  You may be calling the Rangers of one of your loved ones goes missing!

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Witch from WellsIn Witch From Wells we are taken to New York City. Here we find a beautiful single mom who steals for a hobby, but she steals from her father only. Her dad is Charlie ( Steps) Beagio, boss of his own mob family. Heís baffled by the thefts but never suspects his daughter and chalks it up to the price of doing business. Teresa, with successful businesses of her own, plans one last theft, wanting to retire to Florida with her daughter and forget all about New York. She hires Vietnam Vets to help her pull off the robbery.

Each time we turn a corner in New York, we are treated to a new adventure. The mission turns deadly but once again we have to keep turning the pages caught up the excitement of it all. Fair play and edge of your seat excitement provide a wonderful story with the authorís style of bringing out the human side of all of his characters.


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