Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The book starts out picturing a young man who foolishly wants to go to war where he in vision's himself receiving all these high class medals for heroism but never once taking into account what it is going to take physically and mentally to get those medals. He's constantly playing a head game within himself and those that surround him. He like so many other young men of p The book starts out picturing a young man who foolishly wants to go to war where he in vision's himself receiving all these high class medals for heroism but never once taking into account what it is going to take physically and mentally to get those medals.
He like so many other young men of past eras are trying to be something that they're not and that small initial lie grows into a tremendous reputation that he has to live with and soon regrets that he's known by such. Come walk with the author and his brothers of the sword through the dark, humid, unforgiving jungles of Vietnam and experience the death, destruction, and mental sacrificial anguish they had to endure.
Come see why you fear being alone in the denseness of a jungle or a forest that you have never entered before. Feel the heat of the Asian jungle floor intermixed with the leaches, ants, mosquitoes, snakes and humans searching you out only to destroy you at any cost. That means to an end is death. Yes the author and his brothers of the sword will take their heroic missions and sacrificial allegiances to the grave with them. But, the real tragedy of it all is no one really cares about them in the first place. For they were and still are the "Secret Soldiers of the Second Army" willing to go anywhere, any time, to do the impossible for the ungrateful.
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Sound design by Stephen Jarvis brings the war closer, and a dramatic wartime backdrop lighting by Bryce Foster, multipurpose set by Kelli Harrod lends it immediacy.
She was probably attracted, too, to the earning power men had. This perhaps enticed her, while just a teenager, to work on a coal barge and then to join the army, which paid a considerable enlistment fee — money she could send home to her debt-ridden farm family. William Austin Roan Ricker ; Maj. Edwin Davis Freddy Acevedo ; and Dr. William Hire Jason Francescon , a medical officer at the army hospital in New Orleans, where Wakeman is ultimately exposed.
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