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Autopsy of War by John A. Parrish
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Jun 13, 12

bookshelves: first-reads, vietnam, autobiography, 2012
Recommended to Old_airman by: Goodreads
Recommended for: Warriors, Family of warriors
Read from May 28 to June 13, 2012 — I own a copy

I won this book on Goodreads.

This was a striking story of a young doctor whose life was forever altered by his experience during the American war in Vietnam. His memoirs of his youth and war were most captivating. Seeing someone who was not prepared for war by his childhood nor by his military (lack of) training.

His story of his return home and the problems that PTSD has caused him and his loved ones was most painful. As a veteran who is in treatment for PTSD, I found his story to close and the same time bordering on the repetitious. But then I remembered, the number of times I tried to change without help and the number of times I fell into the same trap.

I would recommend this for all warriors and loved ones of warriors.

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Reading Progress

05/29/2012 "Awaiting my book to arrive."
06/05/2012 "Just received the book. Looked through it and will seriously begin reading tomorrow."

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