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American Heroes: On the Homefront Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
Oliver North is a combat-decorated US Marine and recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983 to 1986, he served as the US government’s counterterrorism coordinator on the National Security Council staff. President Ronald Reagan described him as “a national hero.” A New York Times bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction, he is also host of the award-winning documentary series War Stories on Fox News. North lives with his wife, Betsy, in Virginia. They have four children and sixteen grandchildren. Visit him on Facebook and Twitter, or learn more at OliverNorth.com.
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I have pulled a star from this review for one reason - and it's likely my own personal bias. I don't think the book gave the incredible story of Naval Aviator Allan Carpenter and his wife, Carolyn, the full measure of richness it deserves. Al didn't lose a limb, but he suffers to this day from the damage done from North Vietnamese torture, and is a leader in many patriotic causes. Carolyn held her young family together for nearly seven long, unspeakably difficult years. I believe Carolyn is among the finest wives and mothers to have ever walked the earth. I would liked to have seen the authors take us down a layer or two to find out how this wonderful couple survived their own private apocalypse. We all would have been better for it.
Read this book - you'll never feel the same about military families.
I just finished reading AMERICAN HEROES: ON THE HOMEFRONT by Col. Oliver North and Bob Hamer. Its an eye opening book of stories about what military families endure when their families are away from home; the worries, the fears, and the concerns they have. The book gives a unique perspective as to the physical and emotional struggles our wounded heroes endure from the time they are wounded on the battlefield continuing in the hospital and in physical therapy. Read the story of Trey and Lindsey Humphrey. If you are like me you will get emotional reading it, but yet you will come away with positive feelings, an upbeat attitude and positive feelings. Read the story of Leslie Smith. Thank you to our brave military, their families, the doctors. Thank you to Col. North and Bob Hamer for your service to our country and for writing this masterpiece.
There is no need to put our best and brightest in harms way. In combat they call it " collateral damage.
I didn't know what to expect, but I must say the stories of so many men and women, those in the service and those that support and love them, was extraordinary. Reading through the experiences of these service members and their families and the sacrifices and triumphs touched me deeply.
In our experience my siblings and I were lucky. We knew our dad was alive; he came home in pretty much one piece and our parents were able to rekindle their loving relationship that has lasted for so many years. The experience has impacted us emotionally in different ways and shaped how we turned out as adults. The one common denominator is love of family and country and knowing how important and sacred the sacrifices are, made by so many, to defend and protect us, the U.S.
Thank you, Oliver North, for telling these stories and bringing them into the light. They are so important - for support, for grieving, for healing, and for reminding and remembering.