Our Man in Grenada

Readers of this site know that Medic and Roger Byer met briefly in Quan Loi in late ’69 or ’70 and again at Fort Devens in 1971. We reunited a second time a dozen years ago and remain in touch. Roger’s extraordinary account of his detention by American forces during the invasion of his country in 1983 was first published on Medic in the Green Time, then in CounterPunch, and next in The Best of Medic in the Green Time. He appears on the book cover to the right of the man in the center of the photo.

In February 2022 Roger, who served with Charlie 1/5 Cav ’70 as a combat medic, was interviewed by the Grenada Broadcasting Network. He talks about his upbringing on Grenada, his time in the American army, his career as a civilian pilot, and his new advocation, writing.

Roger’s war memoir Tattooed Memories: Under the Canopy of Vietnam is available on amazon, as is a childhood memoir, Granny’s Bathroom and Other Short Stories.