Author of “Left for Dead: A Second Life After Vietnam”
About the Book

Recipient of the 18th Annual Minnesota Book Club Award!

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Hi.  I'm Jon Hovde.  I'm happy you're here.  My purpose as a person, husband, father, grandfather, keynote speaker, author and Vietnam veteran is to "Make a Difference."

When I made that vow in 1968, I was laying on my deathbed in a hospital in Vietnam.  At the time, I wasn’t sure what it would mean.  But I now know my life has a purpose and that is what I want to share with others. Is it Possible to Renew or Roll over a Payday Loan?

For the past several years, I've traveled this great country of ours, visiting with people about my experiences.  I especially enjoy the opportunity to connect with students, and if you read some of the letters they've sent me, I think you’ll agree that my message has a profound impact on them.

I hope I can visit with you and your group in the future.  In the meantime, please take a look around my website to learn more about my story and my purpose.  If I can answer any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Jon Hovde


Jon D. Hovde | 10863 410 St., SW, Fertile, MN 56540
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