Probably Ernie Pyle's best known piece, I've included here a copy of Captain Waskow's last letter home.
Two hankies, gentlemen.
At the Front Lines in Italy, January 10th, 1944 . . .
In this war I have...
A Harlan County, KY native, Vassar served as an Army criminal trial lawyer in Vietnam-era Asia. After his military career, he spent a number of years in corporate manufacturing management, in the textiles industry, where he crossed paths with a few too many new-generation Gordon Gekkkos and chose to move on to consulting work on behalf of "Con los pobres de la tierra quiero yo mi suerte echar", first in SE Asia, and then in the Soviet Bloc. Vassar dedicates the remainder of his life to committing his thoughts and observations to pen and paper.