John DePasquale Describes His Incredible Life In The True Adventures Of A Vagabond


John DePasquale grew up in South Brooklyn N.Y during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with a mother who was always on welfare and a stepfather who wanted nothing to do with him.

He developed street smarts and survival skills that later helped in his career.

During the peak of the Vietnam war John attempted to dodge the draft by having a local Godfather sign him up for the local Army Reserves, this only pro-longed to inevitable and his Reserve unit was later called up to active duty and he wound up in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

After Vietnam, John moved himself and his family to Australia where he met David Hackworth, an Army retiree who was portrayed in the movie Apocalypse Now with Marlon Brando and another American named Jay who he later helped smuggle $250,000.00 out of the country.

John had to later flee Australia with his son after the loss of his money and business, leaving his wife behind.

John re-entered the Army and was re-assigned to Germany, because of his past experience he was on the fast track for promotions.

John, and three friends from Brooklyn planed to rob a Army payroll truck.

The failed robbery turned out to be a major turning point his life, he was later recruited by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), an elite group working directly for the Secretary of Defense Dick Chaney.

He designated for Special Operations and temporarily assigned to Panama where he assisted the CIA with the capture of Manuel Noreiga.

John retired from the military in 1998 after a mass murder occurred while he was Special Agent in Charge.

John now lives in Florida where he continues to look for adventures.