Vietnam War Veteran and Author Michael McCormick shares his war experience in novel, Across The Pond


Vietnam Veteran and Ohio native, Michael McCormick opens up about his experience in Vietnam in Across The Pond. With a creative thumb for storytelling and as a troop serving in the Vietnam War, McCormick shares his story with the world. Across The Pond is an insightful novel that invites readers to journey with McCormick as he reflects on his time spent in Vietnam in 1967 through 1968 and his life after the war. The novel is available as a free e-book download on, Amazon, and Goodreadsat

Across The Pond echoes the story of a many young Americans who fought in the Vietnam War and often faced rejection once they returned home. At the age of 19, McCormick was awarded the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart. After the war, he earned a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Based on his experience as a U.S. Marine who served in combat, McCormick’s accounts have resonated within the hearts of many.

With 5 out of 5 star ratings flooding in, Across The Pond has garnered the attention of fans from all over the globe speaking praise of the Vietnam War novel — even from Ron Kovic, author of Born on the 4th of July.

“This little book grips the reader from the beginning and does not let go. It is written with the violence and fury of Leon Uris’s Battle Cry, and the tenderness and compassion of a simple poet…. It is a poignant reminder that many of the stories of that war are yet to be told. I believe it will be recognized as one of the important books to come out of that war and McCormick will rank with the other writers of his generation, equaling their intensity, integrity, and impact…With an emotional intensity that is sometimes overwhelming, Across the Pond is a short, violent, extremely powerful forty-two-page ride through hell that you will never forget.” – Author, Ron Kovic

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Rave reviews continue to pour in from dedicated followers of Michael McCormick. The support from other veterans, and Vietnam War enthusiasts have been cornerstones in the decision of McCormick to share his story.

“An outstanding book that disclosed the history of the Vietnam War. I could not put the book down. The actions and the suspense captivated my attention from the very first page,” said Peter Crooks. “Across The Pond by Michael McCormick is a masterpiece, that I must recommend.”

Natasha Moore also adds, “I have always been fascinated with the Vietnam War and I was extremely excited to find Across The Pond. This book was full of emotion, drama and suspense. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Vietnam War, the era surrounding it or just a plain good novel.”

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About Michael McCormick

photo 3Charles Michael McCormick grew up in Ohio, USA. Not long after, he was drafted to fight for his country in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star Medal for combat action during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to the states in 1969, he went on to pick up the piecesof the life he once left behind — Only to come back to a life that was not so welcoming. McCormick went on to earn his B.A. in Psychology and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. After many accomplishments, he wanted to share the truth of what really happened during his time fighting in the Vietnam War. He took to paper to release his experiences and developed Across The Pond, a story based on his own personal experiences as a U.S. Marine serving in Vietnam. McCormick now resides in Oakland, California as a Psychotherapist.

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