****, 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.