Check It Out: The Disabled Veterans Story

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on May 15, 2017 # Health

New in the PRC Library …

The Disabled Veterans Story: The Sacrifices of Veterans and Families by Miguel Reece, Cortland Road, 2014.

Many of our American heroes never get to tell their stories except to close friends and family which can lead to civilians to make assumptions as to what happened in these wars based off of movies and television. In the Disabled Veterans Story: The Sacrifices of Veterans and Families, Miguel Reece leaves nothing to the imagination. His firsthand detailed accounts include those of one of the first female pilots in the U.S Army Air Corps, POWs from WWII and Korea, as well as survivors of the Bataan Death March, Pearl Harbor, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Having received his own service-connected disability from serving in the Vietnam War, Reece had no intentions of becoming an author, he would just hold on to the stories that had been told to him over the years. As time passed Reece started to feel as if he had a “moral obligation” to divulge in the history of the veterans that served before and after him and decided to compile these stories into a book. These collections of stories allowed Reece to “continue a privilege of serving the veterans who have enabled this great nation to stand guard in the world and assure the right to be free”.

A copy of this book can be checked out from the Paralysis Resource Center’s Library.

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