By Mike Mahn
When the Vietnam conflict breaks out, Mike Mahn is an idealistic and patriotic younger guy. Mahn steps as much as serve. It’s a choice that might have lasting consequences.
Trained as a K-9 handler, Mahn discovers his carrier comes with a steep price ticket. A blossoming stateside romance will wither and die. And Mahn will participate in one of many defining moments of the clash: the conflict of Bunker Hill 10.
Combining his wartime diary, adolescence memories, and modern observation with a considerate, thought of research of the political and social surroundings of the time, Mahn helps his semi-autobiographical story with a sequence of pictures chronicling his service.
Mahn will go back domestic to a kingdom that turns out to have deserted either him and the numerous others who gave their all, however the final tone of American Passage isn't really sour. as a substitute, Mahn offers his story of carrier and sacrifice in a matter-of-fact tone, acknowledging the advanced mixture of feelings, attitudes, and political beliefs that drove the boys who fought and people who remained home.
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American Passage: The Class of '68 by Mike Mahn