Soldiers Saving Soldiers is an excellent book for veterans, their families and military historians, and also presents excellent case studies for medical professionals and modern-day field surgeons.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author
Every Vietnam veteran should read Dr. Jerry W. Martin’s book, Soldiers Saving Soldiers: Vietnam Remembered––A History of the 18th Surgical Hospital. He has detailed the service provided to the injured personnel to put him or her back together and ultimately to send them safely home.
Until one reads this book, one does not realize how much support the medical people gave to the soldiers of our combat units. During my tenure with the 1st Cavalry Division (8th Cavalry), I saw on the line what the 18th Surgical Hospital could do.
Those of you who have been involved with the Vietnam War will realize early on that Dr. Martin wrote this book about the situation the way it was. The 18th Surgical Hospital’s doctors, nurses and medical support personnel deserve all the awards and credit they have been given just as outlined in this book.-Robert E. Spiller, Col. USA, Ret.
To: Hospital staff and all personnel 18th Surgical Hospital M.A. of Pleiku RVN
I am delighted to take this opportunity to praise each and every one of you for your constant and superior performance of duty at the 18th Surg. in Viet Nam in 1966-67.
I will always remember those days, as I’m sure that you too will, day after day (and night) carrying out your prodigious efforts to save life and limb of all the wounded. Then reorganizing and cleaning up to be ready should additional casualties arrive. At other times, while not at work, you were friendly in relaxing and in recreational pursuits, as appropriate for any society however large or small.
We have heard so many comments these last forty plus years on how bad or terrible our military presence in RVN was that it seems we were uniquely spared such a fate and even managed to enjoy that eventful year.
You have my profound gratitude for a job well done.
Book DetailsAuthor: Jerry W. Martin, M.D.
Product Dimensions: 8.5x11
Cover Type: Hardcover