Lieutenant Colonel Gary E. Dolan,
USA (ret.), received a BS in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 1969; and, a
J.D. from New York Law School in 1977. Gary Dolan is an attorney licensed in the State of New York, a public
accountant and a Certified Trade Broker.
Lieutenant Colonel Gary Dolan’s distinguished 5-year military career includes a one-year tour of duty
in Vietnam in 1970 with Company C (Ranger), 75th Infantry (Airborne). While on active service, Dolan was awarded the
Airborne, Ranger, Jungle Warfare Expert and Combat Infantryman Badges as well as ten Combat Air Medals, the Bronze Star and
numerous other achievement medals. He retired as an Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Reserves. He served as President
of Company E (Long Range Patrol), 20th Infantry (Airborne) and Company C (Ranger), 75th Infantry (Airborne) Association, Inc.
Gary Dolan is the author of Of
Their Own Accord. According to the book description, “Based on real incidents, this is a quintessential
Vietnam war novel about the role Army Ranger units played conducting raids by small teams on the ground and directed and supported
by their officers in the air. This book tracks the experiences of a young West Point graduate who volunteers for a Ranger
unit in-country, learns his trade, takes care of his men, accomplishes his missions, and deals with a macho posturing, cowardly
martinet of a company commander. The young officer’s thoughts and emotions while coping with these challenges and his
longings for the young wife left behind in the States are aptly represented.
The author presents a setting in which the reader can easily experience the jungle, understand the
challenges of accurate map reading over a sea of green jungle canopy, while directing troops on the ground, calling in artillery
strikes, and air-to-ground fire support.”