Why thank you Dr. Mike, as you know, I love this movie, and when I discovered it was a book and Groom was misled and shorted on his deal, I figured it was worthy of a post! To your question on if there is a Lt. Dan, Groom did serve in Vietnam, I guess you'll have to read the book to find out ;)

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