The Vietnam war is history for many but this book smacks it down on the table in front of you and challenges you to face it. The bravery, camaraderie and ingenuity of these young Marines, operating in appalling conditions, is heartbreaking. One short tour of duty in the jungle, consolidating a hill called Matterhorn, costs lives, limbs and minds. Frightened lions led by incompetent donkeys. This book is a masterpiece.