Jerome Wiese served as a medic with Charlie Company, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry, 23rd ‘Americal’ Division during the Vietnam War. As a medic, he went on patrols, tended to wounded soldiers, served as a first responder and also delivered mail. Wiese reflects on his experiences in Duc Pho, South Vietnam, drug use in the military, the enemy they faced and what it was like to lose someone in battle. He went over to fight communism, but soon changed his perspective, instead aiming only to survive. He reflects on the strong bonds of friendship he formed with those he served with in Vietnam. Wiese served from July 17, 1970 to May 1, 1972.