When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.
In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it appeared to be turning against him.
His survival is testimony to the disciplined human spirit.
My son tried to get me to read it for years. One of the most gripping stories I've read. Makes you appreciate all that we take for granted. I was at the crucial moment of the book at my niece's wedding - fortunately she was delayed coming down the aisle. Lt. Col Nick Rowe is one of my heros. May God bless his memory.