Making meaning of Vietnam fifty years later: Muddy Jungle Rivers illuminates the boredom, misery, alcohol abuse, crew conflict, ambushes, terror, and death aboard an armor troop carrier river boat in Vietnam and the angst of the cox’n after he is wounded and medevaced home. After publishing Muddy Jungle Rivers in 2012, Affield reconnects with ambush survivors at a Mobile Riverine Force Reunion in 2013. He makes an amazing discovery.
See web site: http://www.wendellaffield.com/war/ambush-survivors-reunited-45-years-later-memories-from-august-18-1968
"I could speak at length here about the merits of Muddy Jungle Rivers: its eloquence, its emotional generosity, its urgent and haunting prose. But the book's enduring virtue is that it records, with utmost fidelity, the unspeakable horrors of the author himself, as a young man adrift in the moral chaos of war."
From the Foreword
Steve Almond, author of God Bless America: Stories, and many other works