This book is above all, history. For the first time an author has covered the actions of a single Marine company in Vietnam and their 5+ year deployment. The content of Loss of Innocence is the result of 15 years of official document research, taped interviews, and meetings with those who served within the company's ranks. From beginning to end, the reader will discover the horror, boredom, and humor of America's most controversial war. The reader, veteran or non-veteran, will find meaning and new understanding about a war fought largely by those 18 to 21 years of age. For current information about Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in Vietnam, visit www.hotel27vietnam.com.