This is a story of an 18-year-old, all-American kid who thought he was doing the right thing by going to Vietnam to save democracy. After eleven months of combat and two purple hearts, he finally experienced the realization of why we should have never been in the Vietnam War and why we were really there. Why Were We There? tells all about boot camp, infantry training, and what it was like to be in Vietnam in a Marine Infantry Unit. The reader will get a close look at what it was like to serve as a soldier. Questions that have been in your mind will be answered in this book about a boy from Ohio who must turn too quickly into a man.