Lawyer, bus driver, and best-selling author: these are just a few of the jobs David Drake has done over the years. Best known to many for his "Hammer's Slammer's series," David actually covers a range of genres and interests, and includes among his credits a major in Latin. Though I doubt he remembers it, many years ago he translated a version of "Ave Imperator" that I still use and get away with simply because so few know Latin. His works are too numerous to list, but include Hammer's Slammers, Redliners, Lord of the Isles, the Northworld Trilogy, and the humorous look at life Grimmer Than Hell.
In this segment, you learn a bit more about his service in Vietnam and Cambodia, his thoughts on how Blackhorse is the best and units that "suck hind teat," and how he came to write military science fiction. Part One can be found here and Part Three can be found here. Please enjoy.