By Barry Lauer

5 relatives Generations of yankee infantrymen, at Gettysburg, Meuse-Argonne, Bastogne, Chosin Reservoir, and dealing with Viet Nam, grapple with age-old fears and questions concerning their enemy, their responsibility, and their very own mortality. In making the last word selection to put themselves squarely "in the breach", they depend upon the unifying impression of religious energy, excessive own devotion, and the Flag in their Country.

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