W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction
Dog Company Six
The author captures the reality of this brutal war and portrays the depths that men in combat can rise to or fall as they faced overwhelming enemy forces and severe weather conditions. The combat scenes are full of realism. It works as a story of the Korean War and the U.S. Marine Corps, but also as a probe into the deepest reaches of the human condition. What causes people to react so differently in combat? It’s the question that has haunted exchanges of gunfire between armies since the beginning of time. General Simmons writes so well about it because he writes from his own experiences.