A Note to Readers

This is a story about a boy named Long, who life will change with the coming of war. 

But first, let's focus on the Vietnam War itself. 

The Vietnam war happened after the French's failed attempt to gain control of the country. The United States then took over for them. In 1954, when the French left, Vietnam split into two after a conflict over who would control the country. It was the communist North, and the independent South. The United States sided with the South.