Paul King was seventeen when he joined the Army. As most enlistees, he really had no idea what he was about to experience. All he had was a desire to serve his country. He would encounter some of the most trying conditions. His memoir is often raw and brutally honest, both about the people and institutions he served, but more importantly, how he personally acted under the stress and circumstances of his experience in Vietnam. Being a tank commander and combative, he was often reduced to a private for his "misdeeds"—only to be promoted again.
At one point, his only true companion was a precious dog, Shot-See, who saved his and his men's lives many times over by alerting them to booby traps and hidden enemy soldiers before they reached them. With Shot-See's death, Paul faced the danger of war head on as a designated sniper. He was released in dangerous areas with no backup, no communications, and no identification. His mission was to disrupt the Vietnamese by himself.
This is a story of a brave man who faced death and lived to tell about it.
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