Waging the War Within

A Marine’s Memoir of Vietnam and PTSD

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About the Book

U.S. Marine Sergeant Tim Fortner survived 14 months in Vietnam as a door gunner in a CH-46 helicopter. Completing 27 strike flight missions, he was awarded the Air Medal and Bronze Star for heroic achievement in aerial flight. Like many veterans, his real battle didn’t begin until he returned home, where he struggled to adjust to the “new normal” of American life in 1969, still haunted by his experiences during the nation’s most unpopular war. His memoir describes his military training, his unit’s harrowing missions inserting and extracting troops over landing zones under enemy fire, and his four-decade struggle with service-connected PTSD.

About the Author(s)

Tim Fortner served as a Marine in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969 and was awarded the Air Medal for Heroic Achievement in Aerial Flight. As a helicopter door gunner, he flew 27 combat strike flights. After his discharge he pursued a career in motor racing and vintage racing car restoration. Today he is still working and lives on the northern California coast.

Elizabeth Ridley is the author of five novels and four co-written memoirs. She lives in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

Tim Fortner and Elizabeth Ridle

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, glossary, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8068-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4004-4
Imprint: McFarland