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Art "Bu Ku Kilo" De Groot in a photo taken during his time in Vietnam.

Scrapbook from Nam: 1960 WHS graduate shares memories of war in book

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. -- It's been 45 years since Art De Groot served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Despite the passage of time, the memories of what he experienced and witnessed there are still vivid.


After many years of debating the wisdom of doing so, Art wrote down those memories and recently published a book, "Bu Ku Kilo: One Vietnam Vet's Reflections."

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Beth Rickers
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