This book examines the Vietnam Survivor: a broad category of persons, military and civilian, negatively affected by the Vietnam experience- and sometimes in unexpected ways, positively affected. The book examines the lives of four men: one a combat Marine in Vietnam, another serving in the Army, a Conscientious Objector, and a War Resistor. Although on opposite ends of the political spectrum, each of the four were traumatized by the war experience. These men are candid about rage, emotional numbing, substance abuse, psychosexual confusion, and depression. Although the specifics of the men's traumas are different, how they responded to trauma, and how American society responded to them, were often remarkably similar.