This is an anecdotal history of America’s war in Vietnam composed of firsthand narratives by Vietnam War veterans presented in chronological order. They are intense, emotional, and highly personal stories. Connecting each of them is a brief historical commentary of that period of the war, the geography of the story, and the contemporary strategy written by Lewis Sorley, West Point class of 1956, and author of A Better War and Westmoreland.
Clark is a West Pointer, who served in Vietnam in covert operations after being transferred in-country (airborne-qualified) and assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group. Allen did not attend the official Special Forces officer training course at Fort Bragg, but was proud to have been assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group. He believes the motto, code, and warrior spirit as exemplified by the official Special Forces. They are professional soldiers worthy of emulation and their motto can be used in the spiritual arena to help heal fellow veterans.
Clark is the founder of the lay ministry, Combat Faith, a web site that is dedicated as a Christian encouragement and education site for individuals who wish to strengthen their faith in God, for those with challenging and serious issues related to relationship struggles, substance abuse, and alcoholism, and also for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) from combat experiences.