This book holds nothing back. It was difficult for me to read, not because of it graphic nature though that part is awful. What made it hard for me is that these boys had to endure it. I have always had respect for anyone who has been to war. The more I learn the deeper that respect grows. More so for those who have been to Vietnam and came home to a country who was unable or unwilling to give them the respect and dignity they more than earned. This book follows the men of Charlie Company from the jungles to the reunion in the FL Keys.
Really interesting account of our soldiers in Vietnam. Nonfiction. From the back: They went to Vietnam, after 8short weeks of training, to fight professional soldiers who'd been waging the war for decades. They were 18, 19, 20 years old, innocent kids from down the block...They came home to a kind of embarassed silence, as if one of them thought, "everybody was ashamed of us." They felt ignored & forgotten until 1981, whena team of Newsweek correspondents came to talk to them for a major cover story and came away with enough material to fill this book - an extraordinary memoir of the war and the homecoming.