Written with generous helpings of gritty humor and irony, The Originals introduces readers to a company of brilliantly rebellious reluctant warriors who are shipped to Vietnam as a unit. While they are there, they wage war on the Army Way and the NCOs and Officers who were making their lives miserable. The Originals is guaranteed to invade your heart with laughter, with a sprinkling of bittersweet tears thrown in for good measure.
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Quote from review of Marc Leepson, book critic for the VVA VETERAN, a publication of the Vietnam Veterans of America, June/July 2002 issue: 'Don Truitt's THE ORIGINALS is a bitingly funny, semi-autobiographical Vietnam War novel that follows the misadventures of a group of troops at the fictional 516th AG as they wend their way through their year in the war zone--in this case a rear area at Cam Ranh Bay. Truitt himself served a 1967-68 tour with the 518th AG.'