Light the Fuse by Vincent “Rocco” Vargas is pseudo memoir offering guidance in the military to civilian transition and navigating everyday struggles of uncertainty. In Post-9/11 America, there is no shortage of current and former service members doing their best to provide the veteran community with their take on the “self-help book.” Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.7 million service members have deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn (Hautzinger, Howell, Scandlyn, & Wool, 2015). This continual conduit of service members experiencing war and returning to the civilian world has flooded the industry with literature. From the endless supply of Navy Seal recounts of intense combat operations, to the lesser known vantage point of the loggie at war, it is all there. Light the Fuse (2018) focuses on the concept of transition; not just the military to civilian transition that so many service members struggle with, but also the concept of life as a continual transition.
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Kastle, S. (2019). Light the Fuse. Journal of Veterans Studies, 4(2). DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v4i2.106