A Veteran’s Toughest Fight

Finding Peace After Vietnam

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About the Book

They survived the insanity of the Vietnam War by telling themselves, “It don’t mean nuthin’.” But it did. This collection of nonfiction short works tells the story of how war damages our soldiers, and then pulls back the curtain of trauma treatment to offer a rare glimpse of how these veterans strive to integrate those combat experiences and to recover. Though intimately revealing the human shadow and darkness of war, this is a hopeful book: it is about transformation, restoring meaning and connection, and navigating the archetypal hero’s journey as survivors come home from war. It seeks to unite our warriors and civilian public together in learning and healing. Their stories are this liminal bridge.
This narrative arose from the psychotherapeutic process of treating our nation’s combat veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But this book is also about the author’s own self-discovery, tracing his evolution as a clinical psychologist and combat trauma specialist dedicated to working with Vietnam veterans. The author serves as a therapist, narrator, advocate, keeper of veterans’ sacred “dark” wisdom, and fellow traveler.

About the Author(s)

David T. Klein, Psy.D. has worked for more than 25 years as a staff psychologist and combat trauma specialist in an outpatient trauma recovery program for veterans. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Bibliographic Details

David T. Klein
Foreword by Edward Tick
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, glossary, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9541-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5285-6
Imprint: McFarland