A Dusty Boot Soldier Remembers 

Larry A. Redmond


Twenty-Four Years of Improbable but True Tales of Service with Uncle Sam’s Army


ISBN: 978-1-55571-778-0
Pages: 574

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“A riveting, detailed account of a superb soldier’s career. Highly recommended to those who want to know what true military life is about, or those who simply want to vicariously walk in his dusty boots…a great read by a true warrior and patriot!”  — Raymond C. Morris, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Retired). Author: The Ether Zone: U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment B-52, Project Delta; Don’t Make the Blackbirds Cry; and Tender Prey

“Larry Redmond is the epitome of what every American soldier should be. His service to the Army, in peace and in war, is a fascinating story of a leader whose character and commitment reflect the best of his generation. The events and personalities he portrays bring this challenging period in our nation’s history to life. A must read!” — James H. Johnson, Jr., Lieutenant General, USA (Retired)

A Dusty Boot Soldier Remembers is the personal memoir of Colonel Larry Redmond, U. S. Army (RET). It covers his 24-year military career, beginning with his commissioning as a 
Lieutenant of Infantry in 1962 upon graduation from Providence College to various command 
and staff positions with the 101st Airborne Division, 8th Special Forces Group Airborne, XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82d Airborne Division and various other special operations units. Colonel Redmond did two combat tours in Vietnam and had overseas assignments that took him to Panama, Thailand, England, and Israel. Reviewers have called COL Redmond a “true warrior and patriot” and a “superb soldier,” and have hailed his book as “sincere and thrilling” and a “must read.”


“Colonel (Retired) Redmond’s book is a memoir and an exposé of both the shiny and tarnished elements of our Army and our Joint Services over the years, and a tribute to our great soldiers and leaders. If you ever served in the “old” Army, or even were a dependent, you will recognize the places and events, maybe not the same ones you experienced, but ones so similar you can’t help but smile and nod your head as you read his accounts.”  —John Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Retired). Author: Lost Key, Desert Winds, Gulf Winds and Missing Sticks

“There are precious few times when words, although true, can evoke an experience in the reader…Larry Redmond’s do so, and often. If you want a sincere and thrilling look into the life of a genuine soldier/patriot, grab some boot polish and stand in the door! Green light says GO!”  —Bill Cain, Colonel, USA (Retired). Author: Hitler’s Last Gamble and Crossing the Line

Read the first 25 pages here!

Click HERE to read an excellent review in the Army Military Review