Posted by Literary Titan
Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers is a thrilling action story following the true stories of a Vietnam veteran. What inspired you to write a book about Rob and his comrades?
This book was inspired by my older brother Patrick’s stories about his tour in Vietnam. Through his words, I was given a unique insight into what it was like for our men and the bond that grows between them as they struggled to survive.
The book is inspired by true events. What were some things you wanted to keep accurate and what were some things you took creative liberties with?
I tried to keep the battle scenes and the military logistics as close to his words as possible. Some of the non-combat scenes are from my own experiences growing up in that time in our history.
This was an overall a heartening story of friendship and faith. What were some driving ideals that guided your writing?
My love of country, my pride in my brother and our military motivated me; I had a story and it needed to be told.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I have a new thriller just out, and available titled Butterfly Lake. I also plan on continuing the Bond of Brothers line, with a new book about the war on Terrorism and the men and women who defend us from this evil threat.
Raw and Powerful! Bullets and Bandages, was inspired by the true stories of a US Army Field Medic, Vietnam 68-69. Through those stories, the author was given the unique insight into the Bullets and Bandages of war. Parts of this book are also about the author’s own experiences, and that time period in our history. The trails and victories of Rob and his comrades pull you into a world of survival through willpower, tenacity, and wit. Bullets and Bandages, a story of love, faith, friendship and humanity. What was it like for our military, and their time of war, as they fought together to survive in the Jungles of Vietnam.
Posted by Literary Titan
Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers is a suspenseful novel, that is inspired by true events and unfolds like a memoir that doesn’t just focus on the individual, but tells a larger story about brotherhood and courage.
There are those who glorify the war and the “kills” that are made. Indeed some of them get churned out into the Hollywood blockbusters. But not this book. It defines a standard to what a story should be, and it has turned out to be an excellent one.
The author brings to us a realistic view of what it is to be on the front line. The grisly details and the combat, the weariness of the body and soul, the mourning of loss, brothers-in-arms; the depth of emotion in these reflections is what I found most riveting. Truly, the absence of flowery prose is what sets it apart. I feel as if I am indeed in the trenches, in the jungle of Vietnam with Rob, the field medic as he tries to bring together the two diametrically apart functions – trying to save his fellow soldiers while taking down the enemy.
It truly made me realize that wars are not just fought by planes, and ships as they are depicted and glorified in movies. Nor are they fought by generals or Presidents. They are fought by thousands of nameless soldiers, who are at the front sweating and shedding their blood and sacrificing lives. It is a shame that when they come back stateside, they are forgotten by youngsters and politicians alike, cast aside as misfits. It is time we start respecting the sacrifices they made – leaving their families and serving the nation with honor, dignity, and integrity.
From the time I started reading the book, I was glued to it. Of course, there are books which will keep you occupied for hours, but not many of them give you an opportunity to introspect. A thorough, well-crafted thriller.
Pages: 307 | ASIN: B084HNYGB6