Third Tuesday Author: Jack Estes
Jack Estes is the author of the critically acclaimed Vietnam memoir, A Field of Innocence, which was a finalist in the Oregon Book Awards. In 2016, he released his equally powerful novel, A Soldier's Son.
His articles and essays have appeared in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Houston Chronical, and the Oregonian. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter and two of his essays can also be found in the Timberline Review.
In 1968 and '69, Mr. Estes served as a combat marine in Vietnam. Since then, he has spent his adult life involved in veteran's issues. He and his wife Colleen O'Callaghan created the Fallen Warriors Foundation to honor the memory of US soldiers and help heal the pain of war. He returned to Vietnam with Colleen and their two children in 1993. He completed other missions with disabled veterans, and nurses and doctors, to deliver medical supplies, kidney dialysis machines, toys, books and computers to assist the poorest of the poor.
He has just completed his third book, Searching for Gurney.