E. Franklin Evans
NOW AVAILABLE...Stand To...: A Young Man's Journey to Manhood During the Vietnam War   EFranklinEvans.com   The story of a young man who is awakened to the world around him when a tragic event propels him into his journey to manhood.

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Reviewed by Irene Watson, Managing Editor of Reader Views                                                    7101 Hwy 71 W #200 
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Franklin 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.