This book deals with heroic actions by service men and women who served in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Prologue is an Invincible story about Dr. Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Dr. Art Schmitt taught Jack Schmitt, of Apollo 17, and one of the last men on the moon and Dr. Owen Garriott, a Skylab Three veteran how to fly helicopters.
There are two stories about fathers who were Medics in Vietnam and there son’s are medics in Iraq.
There is a story by a Women Army Warrant Officer who flew Black Hawk Helicopters with two tours in Iraq.
Dr. Kathy Platoni, Head Psychologist for the Army National Guard and The Army Reserve shares part of her tours served in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Iraq. (see below)
There are two stories about Admiral Bill Terry and Admiral Kevin Delaney both highly decorated helicopter pilots.
My wife’s Grand daughter, 14 years old, Nicole Smith wrote this moving and accurate poem about Vietnam
Kathy Platoni, Psy.D. – Clinical Psychologist
307th Medical Group
Clinical Psychology Consultant to the Chief, Medical Service Corp
Dr. Platoni has served a tour in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, As the Commander 1972nd Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) and Iraq was assigned as Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, 55th Medical Company and Officer in Charge of Team Ar Ramadi. Dr. Platoni served three voluntary tours on active duty. Including a tour of duty in Operation Desert Storm.
I- The War Room. Essentially about first hand witnessing of the Iraq War
II- Overcoming the Unendurable: Mental Health Warriors in the Trenches Wartime stress is incomparable to few other catastrophic life experiences or stressors. Dr Platoni states that you cannot possibly begin to appreciate the depth, breadth, and unequalled horror, which takes up residence in the PSYCHE for duration.
III- Survivorship in the Wartime Theater: Coping with Adversity of Unthinkable Proportions Dr. Platonia at Ar Ramdi, Iraq served as deputy Commander for Clinical Services for the 55th Medical Company. Exposure to combat losses of extraordinary proportions early on in the game.