Swamp Rats recounts what it was like to fight a tough and elusive enemy in a forbidding jungle, the loneliness of being so far from home, and their grief over comrades who were killed. This book includes new voices not present in that first book, especially from siblings, wives, and friends of these infantrymen. Swamp Rats book is not a history of the policies or military campaigns of the Vietnam War. Instead, it presents the experiences of ordinary soldiers and concentrates on what these veterans of Charlie Company remembered many years later about their time in Vietnam. Collectively these accounts underscore an oft-forgotten fact about the war—the United States sent many very good men to Vietnam and they fought very well.