In 1966 boys went to Vietnam because it was their duty to do so. Some fought, some supported the fighters. All knew danger because there were no front lines in Vietnam. Sleep sometimes interrupted by incoming mortars. Days often jarred by grenades tossed into bars or claymore mines planted beneath picnic tables. Bill Upton served as an airplane crew chief flying out of the resort city of Vung Tau. He survived the war and was changed by it. Pizza & Mortars: Ba- muoi-ba & Body Bags is about coming of age in a war zone.