Mike D. Shepherd

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General Information

Name: Mike D. Shepherd

Pen Name: Mike Shepherd

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction

Born: Keokuk, Iowa

Website: N/A

Email: mikedshepherd@earthlink.net

Illinois Connection

Shepherd lives just outside of Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mike D. Shepherd served as a reporter for Armed Forces Radio with the US Air Force in Vietnam from July of 1967 through August of 1968. He received an award from TIME-LIFE Publishing for meritorious reporting at the Siege of Khe Sanh.

Shepherd's harrowing account of the battle and 77-day siege of the Khe Sanh Combat Base in 1968 during the Vietnam War was the cover story of August 2013 issue of Vietnam magazine - “Hunkering Down in a Place Called Khe Sanh”. Mike was one of the first to file reports from Khe Sanh, which turned into one of the bloodiest battles of the war, and perhaps the most controversial. The siege of Khe Sanh saw American and South Vietnamese forces suffer 703 killed, 2,642 wounded, and 7 missing.

Mike served as a combat reporter with the Seventh Air Force Combat News Unit in Da Nang with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam from July of 1967 through August of 1968. He received an award from TIME-LIFE Publishing for meritorious reporting at the Siege of Khe Sanh.

Other articles published in Vietnam magazine include: “Rescue at Kham Duc” in June 2014 issue and the cover story, “A Valley Soaked in Rain & Blood” in the October 2015 issue which is available online at HistoryNet’s website. The online version of the article provides a link to recordings of the author’s radio interviews with members of the 1st Cavalry Division, who are featured in Mike’s story about the A Shau Valley battleground in South Vietnam.

Shepherd worked in public relations and is retired from the State of Illinois.

Published Works

  • Like Another Lifetime, In Another World, iUniverse, 2002
  • Days of Rage, iUniverse, 2007
  • The Legend of Lovea Duval, iUniverse, 2010
  • From Ban Xon to Wardak, iUniverse, 2013
  • Collage, iUniverse, 2015

Titles at Your Library

LIKE ANOTHER LIFETIME, IN ANOTHER WORLD

ISBN: 0595230504
Release Date: 2002-06-14

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Days of Rage

ISBN: 0595425720
Release Date: 2007-02-01

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The Legend of Lovea Duval

ISBN: 1450200567
Release Date: 2010-02-02

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Collage

ISBN: 1491769947
Release Date: 2015-08-07

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Literary Awards

TIME-LIFE Publishing award for meritorious reporting at the Siege of Khe Sanh

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Mike D. Shepherd on WorldCat

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