This book blew me completely away. Seriously. The author had served with the same unit in Vietnam and now was imbedded with them in Afghanistan. You would get to like a particular Marine and then they would be killed in combat. And this happened over and over again. Despite horrible upper level leadership–those directing the war, these brave Marines fought and died with honor in ways which sometimes almost brought me to tears.
I am of the firm belief that we as Americans do not deserve the men and women fighting in our militarizes. From a grunt level of the war in Afghanistan this book tells a powerful story about those who put their lives on the line each and every day for us.