Fifteen Minutes Ago is a gripping real-life story of one young man's experience of growing up in a strict Mennonite faith based home only to shake free of this lifestyle to join the Vietnam War, descending into the chaos and darkness of that time and place, punctuated by a chilling murder.
CRAIG TSCHETTER was born and raised in South Dakota. At age eighteen, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a combat radio operator for twenty months in Vietnam before returning to San Diego to complete his military service as a drill instructor. After his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 1971, he returned to South Dakota to attend college and start a family.
Educated with a degree in Mortuary Science he worked over 30 years in funeral service, retiring in 2005. Today, he lives with his wife, Della, in South Dakota, continues to write, speak at high school classes, and enjoy retirement. His daughter and granddaughter reside in Florida and his son in Oregon.