Donald Caswell is a seventy-year old marine. He was drafted and bullied into the marines. He served active duty with the 1st Marine Division. He served a one-year tour in Vietnam. Many of the details in this novel are based on facts and real events. After being discharged, he attended The University of Texas @ Austin. His major was salt, Tequila, and lime. Returning to civilian life proved difficult for decades. He still has nightmares and trouble making friends. It has taken fifty years for him to be able to write this story.
Robert Francis Donalee is 18 years old. He has grown up a red-blooded all-American boy. He played sports in high school and was vice president of his class. After graduating he goes to work as an auto mechanic. Susie, his high school sweetheart, and he are saving money for their destined wedding. Life is enjoyable and fun. He never expects to get drafted.