IN THE FIELD is a draftee’s view of the war, looking from the mud up, as told in 7 months of almost daily letters to his new bride.
These very personal letters provide us with a unique perspective. With candid observations and comment on Army life and combat, the land and its people, the issues of the day, his efforts to cope with a hostile environment, and as a new and absent husband establish a solid relationship with his wife. It is much like going to war, lots of new and exciting/terrifying moments mixed with boredom.
If you did not have the opportunity to serve in Vietnam but wondered “what was it like?” these letters will provide you with great insight.