From Barrio to Battle and Back: The Story of Reechie Boy
by CLA Reyna
The true story of Reechie Boy, his nickname, as he grows up on the poor side of town. He is drafted into the army at age 20, endures boot camp, and serves a 13-month deployment in Vietnam in the 1st Calvary Division where he experiences combat firsthand. Reechie makes a vow with himself that he will stay alive to return to his father, living in poverty, with whom he shares an unspoken devotion.