Purple Heart Vietnam Vet to publish autobiography

Alex Ferguson (a.k.a. Winston Smith, or as he is known on talk radio, Winston from Whittier) was born October 28, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Ferguson shipped out for Vietnam as a Marine radio operator.  He did this despite having been previously classified as 4-F (physically unfit for military service) on two separate counts.
    Severely wounded while serving as a forward observer just south of Danang, he spent a year in military hospitals - both at the Philadelphia and Great Lakes Naval Bases.  He spent the remainder of his enlistment as a hospital orderly and a brig guard.     By the mid 1980's, Alex was married to a Japanese lady and teaching fifth grade full-time in a local barrio.  Still working part-time as an armed guard, he ran a one-man tutoring business while also serving as an advisor, as well as a writer, for the Nicaraguan Contras.  In 2003, Mr. Ferguson launched a public access TV talk show on KCAT in Hacienda Heights, California.
Mr. Ferguson has a remarkable archive of his poetry, articles, letters and notes, and he dreams of publishing his work.  We need your support.



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Shinji Schweitz 
Valencia, CA
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