Robert Marsett or, Robin as he prefers to be called, served in the Army from 1969 until 1991. He began his career in aviation as a TO or Technical Observer aboard the OV-1 Mohawk. After a few years Robin retreaded from aviation to Military Intelligence where he remained until he retired.
Upon retirement from the Army, he took up the job of foreman on a large cattle ranch in Arizona. He remained on the ranch until remarrying and moving to town. Drawing on his military intelligence and ranching experience he was able to work on various research projects with the USDA Agricultural Research Service gaining a great deal of insight about science and a respect for those that apply themselves to the rigors of conducting research.
If you ask Robin Marsett, how he identifies himself, he will tell you, "I have been a cowboy, an underground miner, a remote camp cook in Alaska, a researcher and I've even worked aboard ship, but in the end, I remain - a soldier at heart."
Don't Mean Nothin'
"don't mean nothin' is a story I wanted to write for many years. This book is the culmination of that goal. It is a work of fiction but based on numerous experiences, stories, and people who were a big part of my life during the Vietnam conflict and in the years since then. Mostly I wanted to write this to bring the Mohawkers to life. They are a fine group of people who gave their all." Robert
Fresh from high school young Bobby Marshall enters the Army and soon finds himself in the raw world of war that is Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict. His exploits on the ground and in the air make up the graphic story of what Vietnam was for the small cadre of Army aviators that crewed the famed but little understood OV-1 Mohawk. Join Bobby as he matures from a typical teenager to a seasoned soldier in this story of Cambodia and Vietnam.
The story takes us into the coarse and gritty day to day existence of Bobby Marshall as he struggles to survive. While counting down his 365 days in country, he is always looking forward to the day he can board the freedom bird for "The World” — for home. Despite his outward cynicism and callousness, he still maintains an inward humanity, holds onto his pride and pushes ahead with an unwavering drive to finish the task at hand.