About Allen Dorfman

Allen Dorfman was drafted into the U.S. Army and after completing basic training, he was transferred to a military intelligence unit in Germany.

Orders were cut  from Washington D.C. with only his name, reassigning him to serve as a combat infantryman in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. 

Following an honorable discharge, Allen wrote this novel in the 1970's. The book was first represented by a New York agent who was told repeatedly that there simply was no market for a book about the Vietnam War. 

For many years, REACHING lived in a drawer. To celebrate his 70th birthday, his wife and daughter decided this book needed to be published and available to generations who have had no direct experience of the war in Vietnam.