The story reveals what binds men together in war and why they don’t talk about it. Not today is based on true events from a Vietnam War Veteran. A VFW Chaplin gave the original version of this book to several Vietnam War Vets. They only read a few chapters and had to quit. They said the story was too real for them, but they gave it to their families and told them that they had to quit. They said the story was too real for them, but they gave it to their families and told them that they had to read it. This book was written so families could better understand their Vets. This is not a blood and guts story, but it is about the real cost of war and the attitude of one Marine’s heart. All the names in this story are fictional, but the characters are as real as the events. If you want to better understand a Veteran read this book. Not Today was part of a battle cry of John C. Lafferty’s Marine unit in Vietnam. He could not forget the meaning of this battle cry nor of his comrades that were left behind. Twelve years after the war, he confides in his sister and tells her his story. Then, she realized the change in him was not because of the horrors of war, but of the courage, sacrifices and bonding that takes place between comrades in arms. This wasn’t anything she cold have guessed nor would she have even been able to understand had he not told her his story. This is when she realized she would want to change him back even if she could.