Vietnam Letters beautifully captures this combined strength, showing, letter by letter, a young trooper’s apprehension of the unknown elements of conflict in a foreign land. Woven through it is his hope for a life with the girl he loves and the uncertainty of a safe return.
Trooper Condon’s personal day by day account offers all the reasons why Australia goes to war and then all the reasons why Australians should not.
Immerse yourself in his story, know his courage, feel his love for Sylvia and ask yourself:
What makes a true hero of war?
Is the hero the one who goes or the one who waits at home?
Pte Richard Goldsmith 3806173
Royal Australian Regiment 1994-1998