Another war, another time. For author and photographer Dominic R. Sondy,
there are parallels between his days in Vietnam 38 years ago and todays
struggle in Iraq.
Those similarities and contrasts make his new book, Saigon Shuffle all
the more poignant, weaving the tale of one soldiers life in the mobile
infantry and behind the lens of a camera in the U.S. Army.
A trade show photographer from Traverse City, Sondy, 59, employs a
gambling metaphor to describe the workings of fate behind the Saigon
Shuffle of young soldiers betting their lives on the war. In his case,
the bet involved enlisting in the hope of obtaining G.I. Bill benefits to
continue his college education... if he survived the fury of Vietnam in