Sammy and Me: How a Dog Saved My Life in Vietnam is filled with my memories and photos of what happened to me during the Vietnam War. It gives my unique perspective of how a dog taught me a lot of things, saved my life and kept me sane in an insane and unpopular war.
We had many adventures together and when my discharge time approached, I had to decide what to do about our friendship. He was a Vietnamese dog, used to going where he wanted, safe from the heavy traffic and cement city that I lived in in New Jersey. Should it be goodbye to Sammy who gave me the only real pleasure and sanity I found in time of war, or take the desert dog home with me to the unsafety of city life in New Jersey?