Author to make presentation of book covering local soldier’s experience in Vietnam

There will be a free presentation by Randy and Roxanne Mills on their book, “Summer Wind: A Soldier’s Road From Indiana To Vietnam” at the Ferdinand Library on Wednesday, January 6th from 6-7PM.   

“Summer Wind: A Soldier’s Road from Indiana to Vietnam”, tells the heart-breaking story of Richard “Dick” Wolfe, a Princeton, Indiana, youth who was killed in action on January 6, 1968, in the now forgotten battle of Xom Bung.

Wolfe’s story was preserved, however, in scores of letters sent to the family and friends from July 1967 to January of 1968. Dick Wolfe’s letters held little back and shed light on the complexities of an American army rifle company in Vietnam at the apex of the war, revealing the budding friendships and bonding among the thrown-together group of young American men of Alpha Company.  It also tells of how faith played an integral role in the journey. 

Call 812-367-1671 or visit for more info. 


  1. This book is about my brother Dick Wolfe and Vietnam. Written by Randy and Roxanne Mills. I will be forever grateful for their efforts in telling the realities of how it really was for the soldiers in Vietnam. The letters and pictures that were found and were undeveloped gave a great insight into how they lived in Vietnam. Thank you to all who served!

  2. I will not be able to attend but would love to own & read the book. But for a training injury in MC boot camp I may also been a casualty .

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