"The details of Army life, both in training and then in the jungles of Vietnam is incredible. More importantly, his honest and straight forward portrayal of his thoughts and inner feelings is what makes the book stand out.
- CAPT ROBERT HUFF - US ARMY INFANTRY
"I partially judge autobiographies based on how much soul a writer is willing to bare. In this respect, Udden scores high."
- VIETNAM VETERANS of AMERICA
"A Great Book.... Every page took me back nearly fifty years where the change from Germany to Vietnam was overwhelming. From the dregs and agony waiting for orders at the 90th Repo Depot, to incursions across the Cambodian border engaging the 274 NVA Regiment prior to the TET 1968, Richard stirred memories that have been stored deep in my brain for decades. Every step Richard took throughout his book brought back the year I spent fighting a deceptive and in many ways a lethal enemy. Richard seemed to key on the emotions of each event worthy of description, and he did it in a terrific manner.
So yes, I thought the book was terrific, and I read every page interrupted only by memories popping out at me. Great book written by a true soldier in service to his country."
- MAJ GEN JOHN LONGHOUSER