Wade may seem larger-than-life and Garrett’s silence and indecision meek in The Rest of Heaven Was Blue… But Pulitzer Prize winning Toledo Blade articles I researched offered a stunning insight into extraordinary events, atrocities, and bravery in the jungles and battlefields of the Vietnam War. Follow this link to read an article from the series, excerpted below:
“The two elderly Vietnamese women were walking toward the soldiers when Tiger Force platoon Lt. James Hawkins ordered his men to shoot.
Quickly, another lieutenant, Donald Wood, told the men not to fire.
But the soldiers obeyed the senior ranking officer, spraying bullets at the two who were walking to their home.”