At the age of 19, Jim
Stewart joined the United States Army. He served in Vietnam from October of 1966 to October of 1968. He
then worked as a civilian in Vietnam for the next two years. He served with the 552nd, 300th, 560th, 527th
, and"C"CO of the 716th MP BN. In 1992, Jim Stewart joined the Brawley Police Department.
He retired in 2002 at the rank of corporal. He is the author of The Angel from Vietnam.
According to the book description of “The Angel from Vietnam,
“In 1970, after four years in Vietnam, Jim Stewart left behind his daughter, Phuong. It is estimated that fifty thousand
Amerasians were left behind when America pulled out of the country for good in 1973. Jim carried this with him for years after
the war. Join him on his journey through personal tragedy as a young boy in Maryland, his often humorous adventures in the
Army, and the serious events that took place during his years in Vietnam and afterwards. Often humorous, with a wide array
of memorable characters in his life, this is a story that will bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, and leave you
with a sense of spiritual healing.”