What a great read. I have read a lot of military history and, this was outstanding. Taken from the author's own letters home and then reviewed by him later in life puts a unique perspective on his experience. Between The Lines gives us the life of a grunt on the front lines. The fear he endures daily becomes evident, and the reader gains an appreciation for PTSD and the demons our warriors must deal with on their return. The struggles of an 18 year old forced to grow up overnight, measure up to his own expectations and that of his peers and superiors was so obviously overwhelming. The combat scenes put the reader there. The analysis can help us put our own lives in perspective.