****, excellent recommendation. Just read these lines from Chatterton’s experience as a medic walking point in Vietnam. They ring true with my own limited experience. Dig it.
-If an undertaking was easy, someone else already would have done it.
-If you follow in another’s footsteps, you miss the problems really worth solving.
-Excellence is born of preparation, dedication, focus, and tenacity; compromise on any of these and you become average.
-Every so often, life presents a great moment of decision, an intersection at which a man must decide to stop or go; a person lives with these decisions forever.
-Examine everything; not all is as it seems or as people tell you.
-It is easiest to live with a decision if it is based on an earnest sense of right and wrong.
-The guy who gets killed is often the guy who got nervous. The guy who doesn’t care anymore, who has said, “I’m already dead–the fact that I live or die is irrelevant and the only thing that matters is the accounting I give of myself,” is the most formidable force in the world.
-The worst possible decision is to give up.
The book is called Shadow Divers and is about the guys who discovered a sunken U-boat off the New Jersey coast in 1991.