Thursday, April 25, 2024

WIN! Vietnam Veteran’s new book

In Vietnam veteran, conscript and Military Cross recipient, Gary McKay’s new book, he shines a light on how Australia must do better to support our frontline fighters.

We have THREE copies of his book, ‘After the Blood Cools – The Warrior’s Dilemma’ up or grabs for Australian Seniors News readers.

This year marks 60 years since the first Australian soldiers were sent to Vietnam as part of our country’s commitment to what would be a decade-long war. From 1962 to 1973 about 60,000 Australians served in defence of South Vietnam, 521 were killed and more than 3000 wounded. Many more returned home to face the demons of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Gary is one such veteran. A platoon commander in Vietnam who fought in Australia’s last major conflict in the war, the Battle of Nui Le, he was awarded a Military Cross for his actions in this battle, which saved the lives of his troops.

It was almost 30 years since Gary had served in Vietnam when he first experienced PTSD. In his new book, After the Blood Cools – The Warrior’s Dilemma, Gary writes about the experience that triggered his inner-demons, which saw him thrown into restless nights of terror and nightmares.

After 30 years military service, Gary retired from the army. He has continued to share his experiences and provide support to other veterans and their families through his work as a battlefield guide leading tours to Vietnam, and as a historian and non-fiction writer.

His previous best-selling books include In Good Company: One Man’s War in VietnamBullets, Beans and BandagesDelta Four and his book with Bob Buick All Guts & No Glory. His latest book, After the Blood Cools – The Warrior’s Dilemma, acts as his memoir recapping his full military experiences.

Former Australian Defence Force chief, General (Rtd) Sir Peter Cosgrove provided a foreword for Gary’s latest literary offering.

TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN – simply email your name and postal address to Australian Seniors News at newsdesk@australianseniorsnews.com.au.

Winners will be drawn on August 26th with names to be published on our Facebook page.

For more book details: https://livinghistorytv.com/book/after-the-blood-cools-the-warriors-dilemma/

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