Homeward Bound 

Homeward Bound 

By COL Richard H. Taylor, U.S. Army (Ret)

The story of veterans coming home from wars has not been concisely recorded to highlight the major problems they have faced.  Having gone to war and survived, they have expectations, hopes, and dreams of a better life.  In Homeward Bound, Taylor chronicles their struggles to realize all of those expectations by tracing the experiences of American veterans from the Revolutionary War through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In doing so, he connects pieces of a longer, larger story that has traditionally been told only in individual parts.  Homeward Bound delves into personal memoirs, dusty diaries, and teary interviews to link veteran’s hope for the future with the ways in which their dreams were fulfilled – or died.  It shows how war changed these men and women, how they lived with their experiences despite the odds, and how alone they can be.

Richard H. Taylor retired from the U.S. Army after serving around the world in war and peace.  He is the author of Prodigals: A Vietnam Story a chronicle of his own experiences during that conflict and was a contributor to the book Shadow Wars as well as numerous articles in various military journals.

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