Voices Of Vetarans: Survivors From Hell: The Military Scenes (Paperback)
This book recounts the stories of Vietnam vets who are remembering - and in some cases relive - their war experiences many years later. Here, we have snapshots of veterans' lives - past and present - as they engage in the time-honored tradition of sharing a meal with friends and family. The venue for the meal changes - a fancy restaurant, McDonald's for coffee, and a church potluck. But common to all the stories is a glimpse into how painful war experiences impact vets and those who care about them decades later. We see the anxiety, regret, and trauma in memories of those lost, the camaraderie bounded by a barely suppressed awareness of mortality, and a common desire to move forward without forgetting. The characters in these stories are briefly sketched, but real - you can imagine having a meal with them yourself.