While this book does give some reasons as to why Marines fight, it does not seem to focus on the question. Instead it is focused more on the background of some Marines who have gone to war, and what it was that led them to the Corps. Regardless, it provides an excellent account of men who have gone to war. It gives and inside look at their feelings and emotions while there, and after returning home. It makes you realize the price that they pay, and helps one to appreciate more fully what they have done for us.