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.

Review by Dr. J.M. House

Frank Evans has provided a thoughtful rendition of his service in Vietnam. A project that began as a personal memoir has transformed into a soldier's story about why he joined the Army and his experience in war as he grew from being a young person of the 60s to a mature soldier and leader in the Army. Evans' story will hit home to many people who lived through those turbulent years and made choices to serve or not serve in military service. Stand To provides a personal account of an infantry leader that is different from many stories that have come out of the nation's military experience in Vietnam. Many books dealing with that time period focus on the strategic decisions and opportunities or the accusations of atrocities and other misconduct. Evans' account focuses on one young man's experience where he faced war and death but also the humor that sometimes only soldiers can glean from such situations. This story will most likely resemble the experiences of countless young soldiers who served in Vietnam rather than the overblown accounts of some who have sought headlines. Anyone interested in gaining an understanding of the war from a young infantry leader's perspective will benefit from reading this book.