1. At what age does Philip Caputo enlist in the Marine Corps?
2. What does he imagine being in the military will be like?
He enters the war with romantic notions of being a hero.
3. What reality soon sets in for Caputo?
Battles are fought in the jungle with Viet Cong who refuse to play by the rules learned in military training.
4. What is the stated interest of the U. S. government for war in Vietnam?
To abolish Communism in the world
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