Military history

If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong.

Chapter 1: Days

Chapter 2: Pro Patria

Chapter 3: Beginning

Chapter 4: Nights

Chapter 5: Under the Mountain

Chapter 6: Escape

Chapter 7: Arrival

Chapter 8: Alpha Company

Chapter 9: Ambush

Chapter 10: The Man at the Well

Chapter 11: Assault

Chapter 12: Mori

Chapter 13: My Lai in May

Chapter 14: Step Lightly

Chapter 15: Centurion

Chapter 16: Wise Endurance

Chapter 17: July

Chapter 18: The Lagoon

Chapter 19: Dulce et Decorum

Chapter 20: Another War

Chapter 21: Hearts and Minds

Chapter 22: Courage Is a Certain Kind of Preserving

Chapter 23: Don’t I Know You?