On another mission as a solo strike team, Bravo is inserted into a rebel-infested area to neutralize a weapons supply depot, but as happenstance would have it they are faced by an enemy force double the size they anticipated. The hazardous assignment takes yet another unforeseen turn; as van Duis and team flee to the exfiltration point, they are faced with taking an injured young peasant girl to safety with armed Sandinistas on their heels.
Van Duis provides an insider’s look at the trauma of warfare’s brutality. Each mission is depicted with the intensity that only a real participant can portray. Even as a trained and experienced warrior, in the face of hideous combat he is affected by what he witnesses; the catastrophic aftermath to the civilians caught in the chaos of war.
Clandestine military operations, hidden from public view, are instruments used by the U.S. to affect world affairs. This journal is based on events that transpired while Duysings was a soldier in Nicaragua fighting against the Sandinistas. Not able to send military assets because of public disapproval, the U.S. government made the decision to send experienced fighting units. This is Duysings fictionalized story of actual events.