|Managing Editor of Reader Views
Reviewed by Irene Watson, Managing Editor of Reader Views 7101 Hwy 71 W #200
Austin TX 78735 June 05, 2008
Evans was a typical teenager interested in cars and girls. He went to
college to stay ahead of the draft. But when his friend was killed in
Vietnam, Evans realized it was time to do something meaningful so he
joined the U.S. Army. The lessons he learned in Vietnam are recounted
in his honest and suspenseful memoir "Stand To: A Journey to Manhood."
As a combat leader, Evans found himself always needing to prepare for
the worst. Despite the stress and unpredictability of war, he found
enjoyment in bonding with his fellow soldiers. His memoir depicts how
the struggle for survival brings about closeness among men. Evans and
his comrades worked for a common goal, despite the danger threatening
them, to stay alive and to defeat the enemy. They became a brotherhood
with single mind and purpose.