I bought this book expecting (hoping?) it would talk about my former classmate and childhood friend Gerry Berry. It does, although the authors said that Gerry was a Midwesterner. He didn’t move to Iowa until he was sixteen, growing up in Anaconda, Montana where he was an outstanding athlete and golden gloves boxer. The book is a wealth of information about the final months before the U. S. pulled out of Saigon. It talks about the bitter disappointment felt by the Americans there as we abandoned our former allies. There is a second personal connection for me as I was stationed in several of the places talked about in the book during the year I spent as an electronic equipment repairman in Viet Nam. It is well written, the language is good and it really involves the reader in the atmosphere of the time and place, especially the Marine Security Guards at the U. S. Embassy.