About Reflections Reflections is a memoir of the Vietnam War. The book paints a picture of the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and the vilification they endured. The book is also a tribute to Colonel George S. Patton III, who was a marvelous mentor and an inspirational leader. He was a tactical genius and a man of great courage. He surrounded himself with men of enormous ability. With an aggressive style of leadership and working with men of great talent, he optimized the chances of success that assured victories for the Blackhorse Regiment. The lesson learned is to never give up. When you are new on the job and you don’t know what you are doing and your boss is looking for a replacement before firing you and your morale is dismal, don’t ever give up. Your boss may be fired in the morning. Your new boss may decide that you weren’t the problem. The jerk who wanted to fire you was the problem. So always do your best and never give up.