An adventure story about two youths. One, a bloke from the bush - Kangaroo Creek is a real-life story of a larrikin Australian. Garry Chad tells of growing up in the bush, of close Aboriginal connections, of Army experience in peace, of active service in Vietnam with three different infantry battalions (1st, 6th and 4th Royal Australian Regiments) and serving alongside US 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 'Big Red One' division and the Kiwis. During his tours Chad was Wounded in Action.
The other is Wang Chi Hoe from North Vietnam, who was also Wounded and Killed in Action.
This book is more than a story of a soldier's life and it goes beyond the usual Vietnam Veterans' experiences of mateship, hardship and war history. Sometimes humorous, sometimes brutal, always honest - this book tells it as it is.