Part of myself died with every Marine who was killed or died, despite our best efforts to save him. And other than the faith I found upon my return, my life-and-death experiences in Vietnam defined the man I am today.
I became intimately acquainted with the Supreme Rescuer and Life Saver of all the ages. The sacrifice of His life was given wholly that others might live. He saw our condition and helplessness and accepted the mission to save all of us who were in peril of perishing. The following pages are my tribute to a life so lived, one that has transformed countless human beings with a new life – one that transcends the suffering, pain and angst that we all experience to one degree or another. That others might live is why He died…and why He rose again.