Wounded in a swift, savage instant in Vietnam, one war came to an end... and another began Jungle in Black is the true story of one soldier's long journey home from Vietnam This is the memoir of Steve Maguire, a decorated young Airborne-Ranger, infantry officer who commanded a 9th Infantry Division battalion reconnaissance platoon in the Mekong Delta. It was there in November of 1969 while on an airmobile operation that an exploding Viet Cong mine blinded him for life. He lost his sight but not his courage. Jungle in Black is an honest first-person account that never wallows in self pity as the author reassembles his life in a country that had turned its back on the war. Set in Long An Province, Vietnam, Camp Zama, Japan, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., this powerful yet often witty human drama details one man's successful struggle against a war's desolation.