Frank Prince turned 18 the summer of 9/11. Like the rest of the country, he's horrified by the attacks, but he's also confused and scared. He isn't convinced the impending war on terror is justified, and worst of all, he's afraid he'll be drafted to fight it. Then his mother drops a bomb on him, his father's Vietnam War journal. Frank used to think Vietnam was ancient history. But his father's raw account of his experience obliterates the wall of time that separates them. Now he's learning who his father was - and what he had to teach.