At some time in our lives, some of us face hardships and heartache. Some of us are forced to face devastating tragedies that completely change the person that we would become. The decisions we make at that time have a profound effect on the rest of our lives. I will take you from the foothills of Southern Indiana to the steamy jungles of Vietnam; from the rice paddies near the South China Sea to the Jungle near the DMZ. However, do not make the mistake of thinking that this is just another book about Vietnam. I grew up in the heartland of America. I believed in the American flag, apple pie and "God Bless the USA". As a young man, I believed and trusted my government. I joined the United States Marines and served in Vietnam. I wanted to fight for my country like my dad and uncles had in WWII. Soon after arriving in Vietnam, I realized my country had betrayed me. This is my story.