How I Came to Terms With My Medals

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By the time Karl Marlantes left Vietnam, he had received a Bronze Star and a Navy Cross, our nation's second highest award for valor. But he also left with a burning question: why had so many done more than him and received less, and why had so many done less and gotten more?

Be sure to read Karl's books on the subject What It Is Like to Go to War and Matterhorn.