William Timothy O'Brien - Interview with William Timothy O'Brien: clip: In country, there was no sense of mission or even where he was other than his province; has been in contact with six members of his
platoon; learned that there is no typical Vietnam veteran and that he can only speak for his own experience there; a "hearty,
pranksterish" mood among the men disappeared once the fighting started; platoon leader was beloved by all his men but O’Brien,
who found his treatment of the locals distasteful; the man committed suicide not long after he came home; much later,
O’Brien met his son, only six when his father died, and whom O’Brien sees as a fellow veteran of the war.