Cecil Barr Currey, an acclaimed professor of military history and award-winning author of the novel, Innocence Dies (lstBooks Library, 2001), again turns his attention to the Vietnam conflict, continuing the story of Douglas MacArthur Andrews, a young man caught in the turbulence of the 1960s. An ROTC lieutenant, he serves as a platoon leader in Vietnam. He becomes friends with Platoon Sergeant Jan Szigmond; they struggle to serve with honor while simultaneously becoming ever more cynical, Szigmond is wounded and left for dead in the Viet Cong-infested jungle by members of his platoon. Later Andrews is supposedly killed in a VC Ambush. A Time to Remember continues their story. Neither Andrews nor Szigmond died. Currey tells how they were wounded, captured by the enemy and thrown into a northern prison to face daily terror and torture. Finally escaping, for months the two men make their way south toward safety. Currey brilliantly recounts their suffering, courage, and steadfast determination once again to pick up the thread of their lives. Returning, Andrews faces a court-martial for leading an alleged massacre of Vietnamese civilians. A Time to Remember tells the poignant story of his trial and its aftermath.
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