This is a story of survival, pain, love, and death. It describes, from the heart, the souls of Marines from the heartland of America. These young men cherished their belief in God, family, and country and went to Vietnam to serve all three.
Becoming known as the Heartlanders and fighting for their lives against mortal enemies, they, along with their comrades from other parts of the country, became the bravest of the brave and find undying friendship and, finally, brotherhood.
Returning home to an ungrateful nation, the Heartlanders are changed forever. Most return with the horrors of war they had hoped to leave behind. Despite carrying these unwanted difficulties, they retain most of the ingrained characteristics of their Midwestern origins and live out their lives as they experience love, joy, heartbreak, and miracles.
Loosely based on true events, this story will have readers laughing and crying but forever uplifted by the patriotism, courage, and honor these heroes display throughout their lives.
Simply put, this is a love story between men and their families, the women in their lives, and their brothers in arms. It is a must read for those who enjoy reading about action and heroic combat combined with romance and true values.