Ten men from the little town of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, were killed in the Vietnam War. Dale Reich survived. He wants his hometown heroes, and the war that took them, to be remembered. This is the story of his year as an American infantryman in Vietnam—365 unforgettable days that took Dale 30 years to finally write about.
“Dale Reich’s ROCKETS LIKE RAIN takes the reader on a powerful adventure and lays bare the pain of having his naivete and his idealism dragged through the mud of wartime reality. If you want to have one book on your shelf that explains this complex and still misunderstood war, that book should be ROCKETS LIKE RAIN.” —Bruce Kelley, Vietnam Veteran, 1969-70