A teen soldier forms a touring rock band and cuts a record in the midst of the Vietnam War. Rock 'N' Roll Soldier: A Memoir by Dean Ellis Kohler with Susan VanHecke, foreword by Graham Nash. HarperCollins, 2009.
"A sober but ultimately inspiring read." Booklist
"An easy and entertaining read as well as a coming of age story about a young man who was able to live his dream in the middle of a war and survive."
Edward T. Luttenberger, National Vietnam War Museum
"A remarkable story about the transcendent power of music." Graham Nash
Causes Susan VanHecke Supports
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
National Trust For Historic Preservation