on 29 December 1998
Richard Strozzi Heckler grapples with the dichotomies we all face in life: how to be strong, yet sensitive enough to our own weaknesses; how to be disciplined in body and spirit, yet not overburdened by convention. The green berets that Heckler taught and got to know harbor the same challenge that many warriors face: that Man ultimately craves peace for himself, yet violence exists in us all (even those who abhor the military and its values), so how do we control it? Today's modern warriors crave peace as much as we all do; such highly-trained individuals as the green berets must also wonder, 'how would I truly face a battle situation?' Written in journal form (Heckler's writing ranks among some of the better essayists). Highly recommended.