Stellar Energies to America by Henry Pelifian

Henry Pelifian, who did a tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand and later worked in the U.S. Refugee Program along the Thai-Cambodian border. Pelifian’s Stellar Energies To America (AuthorHouse, 165 pp., $15.99, paperback) contains five short stories and an autobiographical Vietnam War novella, “A Final Quietus.”  In the novella, main character Dave Dakasian is drafted just after his 19th birthday and winds up in Vietnam in a unit near Qui Nhon.

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—Marc Leepson