The sci-fi anthology Veterans of the Berlon War is the far future memoir of my 20's. Towards the middle of the book, a second main character named Bruce takes center stage, and acts as a counter point and critique to not only Tommy Sampson, but who I was when I began the series.
Tales of the Belron War
In the year 3044, Earth is fighting a counter-insurgency war on the distant planet Belron. It does not go well.
Tommy Sampson grew up in a life of endless war. Wars fought by a corrupt government that stretched across the galaxy against a group of intergalactic cannibal terrorists that could strike at any moment.
Some days it was hard to tell which group was worse. Some days they were the same group.
When the Belron War veterans came home, the war came with them. Tommy wasn't so sure he could survive another round.