This segment of the story had a lot more action in it. I could relate to it even though I never experienced combat duty. I highly recommend it for anyone. This is an example how the military is secondary to politics. No wonder the United States has a lot of problem. Ever since the Korean War, we had police actions. Even the so called wars we have now, they are not wars.
I like the author's stories. It is a mixture of life. All the stories are like a collage or a mural in a frame. In this particular story, you get a feeling of walking in someone's shoes. It is a like a day in a life. One minute you are in a pineapple fields of Hawaii, the next in the rice paddies of Vietnam. One minute you are on the beach, the next minute getting away with mischief at a fountain in a hospital. Who needs order? Life is a connection; it doesn't matter where you start. roomtiger
This is the best book I have ever read by this author. I understand little more about the war in Vietnam. I perceive that things are not much better with out veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. Just to remind our fellow American, the last declared war was World War Two. From the Korean War to the War in Afghanistan All we have left is the unkept promises to our veterans and the debt we have both finanacially and morally.