THE WARRIOR is fictionalized to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to anyone is purely coincidental unless they have a guilty conscious. Then it is only in their mind.
This novel is not just about war. It delves into the physical, mental, and spiritual essence of the real warrior.
Vietnam is the unforgiven war. Against public support, it lasted 18 years and resulted in 300,000 wounded and 58,000 dead Americans. The names of the dead are listed on a memorial wall in Washington, D.C. At times, soldiers endured a causality rate of 200 to 300 wounded and dead in a single week.
Our soldiers confronted a formidable enemy whose primary objective was to kill Americans. Historically, the Vietnamese outlasted every enemy that ever invaded their country--the Mongolian hordes, China, Japan, France, and including American politicians.
American soldiers bravely fought and won every battle required of them, and unflinchingly displayed the true American fighting spirit. This is their story. A story told with rare insight and intimate understanding. It tells how they lived and fought a tragic, thankless war Their blood. Their guts.
History is doomed to repeat itself. Compare it to modern times. THE WARRIOR is timeless in its scope and relevance to ancient, current, and future events.