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Soldiers Once: My Brother and the Lost Dreams of America's Veterans
Catherine Whitney’s brother, Vietnam veteran Jim Schuler, died at just fifty-three years old, while living in a flophouse. It had been sixteen years since, in one of his drunken rages, he had last seen his family. He was one of countless veterans who never recovered from the trauma of war and the stress of returning to live in a country that didn’t care about his pain.The ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Da Capo Press
(first published January 1st 2009)
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This is the story of Vietnam veteran Jim Schuler and of countless other veterans who never recovered from the trauma of war and the stress of returning to a country that doesn't care. Bestselling author (as ghostwriter) Catherine Whitney, buried her brother, Vietnam veteran Jim Schuler, one day before 9/11, on September 10, 2001. He was fifty-three years old, living in a flop-house. It had been sixteen years since he had seen any of his family, and he was in one of his drunken rages then. He was ...more