This was a wonderful story of the doughboys and WW1. I had problems at first, because Claude W. was to my thinking a spoiled little brat who couldn't be thankful for the good that he had in his life. He was always looking for more and what he thought was better. I feel that he did some growing up as a soldier and that he was able to appreciate home better afterwords. I would have loved to find out what happened with his wife in the end, and the story seemed to end abruptly, but that was just wishful thinking on my part, thought the ending did a good job.