Catfish McDaris served in the Army artillery 3 years shooting 155 MM Howitzers. His dad was on the Bataan Death March and his older brother did two tours in Vietnam and retired as a sergeant major. Catfish is an aging New Mexican living near Milwaukee. His work has recently been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Mandarin, Bengali, Mandarin, Tagalog, and Esperanto. His 30 years of published material is in the Special Archives Collection at Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.