Jim Morris is a veteran who served three tours with Special Forces (The Green Berets) in Vietnam. The second and third were cut short by serious wounds. He retired of wounds as a major. He has maintained his interest in the mountain peoples of Vietnam with whom he fought, and has been, for many years, a refugee and civil rights activist on their behalf.

His Vietnam memoir War Story won the first Bernal Diaz Award for military non-fiction. Morris is author of the story from which the film Operation Dumbo Drop was made, and has produced numerous documentary television episodes about the Vietnam War. He is author of three books of non-fiction and four novels. He has appeared on MSNBC as a commentator on Special Operations.


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  1. Luise February 27, 2013 10:40 pm

    Pretty nifty, J.

  2. adrianart.com March 6, 2013 7:09 am

    I think about how come you called this blog, “Home | Jim Morris War Story”.
    In either case I actually enjoyed it!Thanks,Franchesca


  3. James Morgan Ayres March 6, 2013 9:10 pm


    Congratulations! Site looks terrific. I’ll be spending some time here.



    • Jim March 7, 2013 5:23 pm

      Especially appreciated, coming from you.

  4. Cochran March 6, 2013 9:11 pm

    Good Stuff! Thanks!


    • Jim March 7, 2013 5:51 pm

      Thanks, Roomo. I ‘Priciate it.

  5. Hank Schlesinger March 6, 2013 9:37 pm

    Long overdue, but looks great!

  6. Gary Linderer March 6, 2013 10:37 pm

    Looks great, Jim. Enjoying the articles. I’ve read all your books.
    Branson, MO

    • Jim March 7, 2013 5:52 pm

      And I yours. We belong to a mutual appreciation society.

  7. Helen Pratt March 6, 2013 11:36 pm

    Great site Jimbo. I love it and will be delving into all parts of it as time goes by. One comment, the featured video link photo on your page makes don Miguel look like a pirate with an eye patch! Arrrrg maties. It brought to mind the following:

    Miguel and Charlotte and I were at the movies watching one of the “Pirates of the Carribean” he was dozing and woke up just as the ship went over the edge of the world. Turning to me he didn’t miss a beat and said “see I told you the earth was flat!” You have to love that soul.

    • Jim March 7, 2013 5:52 pm

      Great story, because it’s Miguel to a T. Thanks Helen.

  8. Olivia March 7, 2013 1:17 am


    • Jim March 7, 2013 5:24 pm

      You know lovely, my lovely. Thanks.

  9. Lyle March 7, 2013 4:11 am

    First guy I met back in my college days who acted like he knew who he was and what was going on. This was after his first tours. WAR STORY is still in my bookshelf and I don’t expect to move it to the garage. I have another copy out there with my car manuals for those times when I just get bored with the chores.

  10. Don Bendell March 7, 2013 6:41 am

    Great looking site, Jim. Best of luck with it. Blessings, Don


  11. Manhattan March 7, 2013 11:25 am

    I’m a fan! Love the site :)

    • Jim March 7, 2013 5:25 pm

      You’re a peach, babe. Thanks.

  12. Stephanie Ewing March 7, 2013 2:32 pm

    Your site looks awesome! Good job Uncle Jim!

    • Jim March 9, 2013 7:45 pm

      Thanks. Hope you have some fun with it.

  13. Kelly Sullivan Walden March 7, 2013 6:51 pm

    LOVE your new site Jim! Very Powerful!!! (like you)!


  14. Steven Rothblatt March 8, 2013 8:39 pm

    Right on, Jim!

  15. Diana March 9, 2013 6:07 pm

    Awesome, Jim!!! Yay!!!

  16. Jim March 9, 2013 7:46 pm

    Thanks, Kelly. Your site’s pretty special too.

  17. Rhonda March 13, 2013 4:36 pm

    Larry is wanting to get up with you..

    • admin March 13, 2013 5:30 pm

      I bet Larry gets up earlier than I do. But I’m easy to find.

  18. Kay Reibold March 17, 2013 4:33 pm

    Jim, a fine site! Meaningful and informative.Appreciate your vision and commitment.Especially liked the Ruiz video, the SF training videos, and intro to Toltec through the “Butterfly” story. So now, some of your Montagnard friends, along with me,are creating our stories and living our visions. Kay

    • admin March 17, 2013 6:52 pm

      Tell me more about you guys telling your stories. This might be something I can help with.

      • John Hanscom March 19, 2013 7:52 am

        Ditto on both of you!
        This website way long overdue. I see that I’ve missed a fews of your books after thought I’d read ‘em all. Looking forward to more good reads!

        • admin March 19, 2013 4:56 pm

          I hope they’re as much fun for you to read as they were for me to write.

  19. admin March 17, 2013 6:52 pm

    WordPress. Good luck.

  20. Marcus Wynne March 20, 2013 12:24 am

    Hey Jim — this is a great site. Feel like you’re shining a light into a huge cave full of hidden treasures? That’s what I see here. Thanks for sharing the gifts of your insights.

    cheers, m


    • admin March 20, 2013 5:28 pm

      Thanks, Marcus:
      Check it for new stuff every once in a while. It will never be completely done.

  21. admin March 20, 2013 5:30 pm

    Sure, but give me credit, if you will, when it seems appropriate.

  22. Mike Holland March 26, 2013 2:51 am

    Good site Jim.

    In memory of our mutual friend Capt. Walt Swain

    MEH former SF, A-433

    • admin March 26, 2013 6:23 am

      I’ll never forget him. He was a hell of a soldier and a very good man by any standard.

  23. John Hanscom April 17, 2013 8:21 am

    This has gotta be the Most Unique Kshatriya ( “Warrior” in Sanscrit ) internet site of the Century. I’ll be back, ya betcha!
    De Opresso Libre in every way imaginable..

  24. blueotter July 4, 2015 9:18 pm

    Osiyo Jim!

    Pappy and Buddy Hosick are good friends. You are invited to enroll free in the (Republic of Mexico) Federally Recognized Cherokee Nation of Mexico.

    Will Anderson 2LT Ret. Oregon National Guard Reserve 1983-86


  25. Rit888 October 9, 2015 3:31 am

    Hello Jim!

    Just wanted to know if you’re the man who wrote “Strawberry Soldier”? I’d been after that book for years and I finally scored a copy and it was so worth the wait! If I have the wrong Jim Morris, please forgive my error and feel free to delete this note. All the best!!

    • admin October 17, 2015 8:09 pm

      I am indeed that guy. If you liked Strawberry Soldier you’ll probably also like my latest, A Battle of Sorcerers. I hope you check it out and do indeed like it. Thanks for checking in. I appreciate it. SS was a long time ago.

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