Filming a real war isn’t at all like making a Hollywood movie. The danger, the blood, the humor, friendships, the heroism, and the tragedies are very real. A newly minted 2nd Lt., a butter bar, relives his tour of duty in those turbulent days --- days some have never --- nor can ever --- move beyond. It’s also a tale of the absurdities and realities of what war was like from behind a camera. Through a Lens Darkly: Vietnam is a novel, but it’s also a real story about that war as seen through the eyes and camera lens of some of the men who filmed it.