Great perspective on the war from a soldier's POV. I saw an interview w/the author on The Daily Show and immediately put this on my list. So far my hubby and I have read it, next up is oldest son. It sounds like everyday life for soldiers hasn't really changed that much since Vietnam in terms of the drugs, and the cruddy work, and oh, how I wish this one had a happy ending. Although he came home. That's happy.