Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.
Wallace Terry felt it was an important mission to tell people about the Black men who fought in Vietnam. There are stories from 20 men. Terry's hope was that the book was cathartic for those individuals who could not talk about their past experiences. Whether the men were for or against the war, many found the war to be a persistent memory.