Not a typical Vietnam War memoir in that there is no combat action but rather an intimate view of the unexpected as well as daily events of a twenty year old draftee.
Trained in Target Acquisition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina but ended up working as a clerk while stationed in An Khe, Vietnam.
It tells of long hours on guard duty, living with the constant stress of possible attacks, the problems caused by racial tensions between white and black American soldiers. There’s the highlight of a USO show with Miss America, Phyllis George. But mostly, it’s about people and the jobs the Army asked them to do and the friendships made, some lasting a lifetime.