With the possible exception of the Civil War, the Vietnam War is glaringly the most turbulent period in our nation’s history. The controversy shredded into and divided our country almost down to its core on countless levels and issues. The one effect that should continually remain at the forefront of the nation’s memory is the men and women who served it when they were called. A somber remembrance of this fact is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where the names of 58,245 men and women, who were killed or remain missing, are listed. While this tragic loss of life is staggering there is even a greater number to be considered—the number of those who served and then returned to a nation that often rejected or scorned them. While history exults the glory of battle or the exploits of generals, it often fails to account for the lives of those who actually do the fighting and dying. The purpose of this book is to view that exact subject and for the reader to be allowed to follow the lives of thirteen brave men who had the courage to serve their country as told in their own words.