"She's Just Walking Down the Street" is a memoir of a Marine Corps veteran. At the age of 19 Jim Kenney received a draft notice from President Lyndon Baines Johnson for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States. His friend, who was also turning 19, would venture into boot camp together. Then they became one of the last troop transports by ship to Vietnam.
The incidents chronicled in this account are the experiences of a young person beckoned into an escalating warfront, perhaps yawning at times, intense and unforgettable at others. It is not an account of heroism or machine gun glory. It contains a firsthand glimpse of the simple realities of war.