Firstly, this memoir is an enjoyable read. Kevin Lacz weaves a good story. It is less typical war remembrances than a statement of our times. It displays a humanity that has lost its way perhaps, and how sturdy men struggle within politics and cultural diversity to do right. As with good characters in fiction there are frailties and strengths, poor decisions and heroics, failures, loss and promise. Within patriotism and waste.
You’ve heard the name Chris Kyle, more likely. He was one of Kevin’s mentors. Kevin played himself in the movie, American Sniper. If you didn’t see the movie, you probably aren’t interested in this genre.
But maybe you should.
If only the images of this movie and the many memoirs could have been imagined prior to 2003.