Marine Green to Navy Blue
You know what they say about the strapping young kid coming up from the bush leagues? Don't tell him he's the next Mickey Mantle. Too much pressure. Let him develop at his own speed. Even so, I can't keep from saying that there are echoes of James Webb's seminal Vietnam War novel Fields of Fire in U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen Daniel McCawley's and Steven Sifuentes's haunting, impressionistic essays recalling their time as Marines in Iraq.