A moving, thought provoking and honest account of combat in Vietnam. The true story of the many challenges faced by an infantry company in 1968. It may well answer many questions you might still have since the hasty withdrawal of America from that troubled land.
We Regret To Inform You... is a brief but accurate account of the trials and tribulations faced by our young men. The author touches on many historical events during 1968 including the Tet Offensive for which he arrived in Vietnam just in time. He was at the Air Base in Chu Lai when it came under attack at the beginning of that offensive. From that experience he moves on to describe the next eight months as an infantryman in the American Division stationed in the northernmost I Corps area. John also describes the relationships that naturally developed between the many young soldiers from vastly different social and economical backgrounds. He also gives an account of growing up in Roxbury Massachusetts in the sixties and how that influenced his conduct as a soldier in a confusing and distant land. Lastly, he tells of the strained relationships between the soldiers and the Vietnamese civilians which many times evolved into more positive and sympathetic feelings of trust and compassion.