Some years ago I worked with a former Marine, one of those guys who did 4 tours in the Nam and was sedated for states-side life. He was losing it so I gave him a copy of Sam Watkins book and that helped him quite a bit. "You'll love it" I said. "Theres a part when the guy starts assigning personalities to the cannon balls as they fly by" and another where "He walks around a bend in the path and there is a whole group of soldiers frozen-dead, still standing." It's a powerful read. Good books like this should be issued to soliders just like they used to do with cigarettes. (I served in the Navy - gravey duty.) If you're listening Sam, thanks for the great book.