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Meet eight combat-injured men who sustained life-altering injuries. Hear eight inspiring stories of heroism and the re-building of independent, productive and fulfilling lives after seemingly impossible circumstances.
This project looks at the struggles of these incredible men to reshape their lives after combat. It also sets these stories within the context of current veteran healthcare, and injury, suicide, and disability statistics, and looks briefly at the impacts on the caregivers who support these men. Being face-to-face with combat-injured veterans has given me an insight that all Americans should have. Veterans of the Vietnam era began the process of opening our eyes to the grim realities that await veterans both psychologically and physically. These men's stories show how much more we have to accomplish.
This book isn't about war or politics - it is about figuring out what it takes to move forward after the war. I wrote this book to raise awareness of what our warriors need most when they return, what the government does and doesn't provide and why there is a high demand for private non-profits to fill the gaps. Make no mistake - we are in this period of recovery and rehabilitation for decades to come. It also introduces the non-profit organization Warrior Foundation - Freedom Station which has taken on the task of helping our combat-injured men and women make the daunting transition from military to civilian life. 100% of the proceeds benefit them in this much-needed labor of love.
It's not about the war. It's about the warrior.
©2016 R.J. Belle (P)2016 R.J. Belle and Punch Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 11-29-16


USMC, war experiences, veterans, Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, recovery, rehabilitation

Disclaimers: I lost people in Nam. I have been a nurse forever, including some years at a civilian TBI facility. I have a grandson who served in Okinawa. I have read Fire in My Eyes by Brad Snyder. I have worked with former US Marines now serving in law enforcement.
This very moving book highlights the realities of war and what can and should be done to provide what is most needed by the warriors who have survived. Each man named here has found the extra courage to do the unthinkable by allowing himself to be interviewed about his post war horrors knowing that it would be published. These men were called to serve, and continue to serve in different capacities as civilians. The roads have been long and hard, and will never really end, but they have new skills, and a purpose in life.
Americans need to read this book, I prefer the audio, and wake up to a reality that does not revolve around Hollywood, spending on things that they can't afford, or senselessly killing each other and the environment. These people served you and have earned respect, regardless of how you choose to view wars.
Rant over.
I requested and received a free copy from the publisher, author, or narrators courtesy of AudioBookBOOM.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Barry C Bryant on 01-13-17

A touching story that Americans need to hear !

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Eye opening experience to hear of the statistics and most importantly, how these wounded soldiers are not being taken care of.

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