Then I Came Home

by Sam Gaylord



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/9/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781403327345
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781403327352
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781403327338

About the Book

At some time in our lives, some of us face hardships and heartache. Some of us are forced to face devastating tragedies that completely change the person that we would become. The decisions we make at that time have a profound effect on the rest of our lives. I will take you from the foothills of Southern Indiana to the steamy jungles of Vietnam; from the rice paddies near the South China Sea to the Jungle near the DMZ. However, do not make the mistake of thinking that this is just another book about Vietnam. I grew up in the heartland of America. I believed in the American flag, apple pie and "God Bless the USA". As a young man, I believed and trusted my government. I joined the United States Marines and served in Vietnam. I wanted to fight for my country like my dad and uncles had in WWII. Soon after arriving in Vietnam, I realized my country had betrayed me. This is my story.

About the Author

Sam Gaylord has a college degree in Business Administration. For several years, he worked as a representative for America’s veterans. Currently, he is a self-employed businessman. He is a businessman that has dedicated his life to helping disabled veterans. Sam knows that America’s combat veterans have no voice in Washington. He knows what it is like to face job discrimination due to his service-connected disabilities. As a disabled combat veteran, Sam knows firsthand the difficulties of supporting a family. He wants America to know that disabled combat veterans are receiving compensation under an archaic system, a system that ignores today’s economics. Seriously wounded combat veterans are sent home and forgotten. America needs to renew its obligation to these veterans and pay them the compensation they have earned. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be used to provide education funds for the dependents of disabled veterans.