In ‘EVER VIGILANT’ Michael Hebert has written a compelling view of his tour in Vietnam, from being drafted to returning Stateside. Done in vignette format, this exceptionally talented non-fiction writer covers his multi-faceted experience with rare honesty and self-effacing humor that makes ready his stories a joy.
This book is not ‘Platoon’ or ‘Full Metal Jacket’; neither is it ‘Good Morning Vietnam’. It neither pretends nor needs to be. Hebert brings his own experience as a Patrol Boat operator to the field, with his own voice, and that is more than sufficient. I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in Vietnam history─or who simply enjoys a good story well-told. Julia C. Hoover, MD, EdM