Thump, Thump, Thump... That wasnt the sound of his heart pounding. That was the sound of enemy mortars slapping the ground all around him with thunderous fury. As he dove to the ground, the only person he could think of was his wife.In this story of man against himself, a young husband in his mid-twenties joins the military hoping to make a better living for his family and ends up getting deployed during his first year as a Marine. He battles through marital problems, enemy attacks, and his own inner demons to make it back home. What will he find when he returns? This book explores the darker side of military deployments from a creative perspective.This is a great book for lovers of the various styles of poetry, for lovers of interesting art, and for anyone who enjoys reading screenplay. Military groups, book clubs, and individuals will enjoy the underlying theme of this book and the various art forms the author makes use of here. This book would also make an especially wonderful gift for those seeking to improve conditions for military personnel and their families.