Nebraska Authors

Gordon L. Steinbrook

Born 1942 Fairbury, NE (USA)

Vietnam veteran. Regular and U.S. Army Reserve military career, retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Award winning high school history teacher. Steinbrook lists his influences as his Nebraska farm upbringing, membership and involvement in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, military experience as a US Army officer both in peace and war, and an interest in history from his earliest memories. Has written a well received military memoir based on his experiences in Vietnam.

Places Lived

Columbus, NE
Lincoln, NE
Tobias, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Autobiography; Vietnam War


BS, 1965, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Received his teacher's certification in history, social studies and economics, 1969, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
MS in Education, 1971, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Captain and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army
High School American History Instructor

Places Worked

Columbus High School, Columbus, NE
Central Community College-Columbus Campus


Columbus Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator, 1971
Columbus Education Association Teacher of the Year, 1978 and 1992
Received the Cooper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching 1982, 1987, and 1993


Allies and Mates: An American Soldier with the Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam, 1966-67. 1995.

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