While cleaning the attic, Lucia Viti stumbled upon an ancient Harry & David fruit box stuffed with Vietnam memorabilia–the remnants of Dr Tom Viti’s tour of duty in 1967 as a Battalion Surgeon in An Hoa. Lucia, overcome with a need to reconnect with her father’s memory, spent four years traveling across America and interviewing Marines of the Second Battalion Fifth Marine Regiment, First Marine Division, who served alongside her father. This quest to learn about a Dr. Tom she never knew turned into a unique journey of discovery through the eyes of a brotherhood of young men that weaves the Marine Corps Esprit de Corps with the horrors of war through a first-hand perspective on combat life “in-country” in Vietnam in 1967.
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