Several people have asked about purchasing an earlier book I wrote on the Vietnam War- Troubled Hero: A Medal of Honor, Vietnam, and the War at Home, published by Indiana University Press in 2004.
About the Book
Born in rural Illinois, Ken Kays was a country boy who flunked out of college and wound up serving as a medic in the Vietnam War. On May 7, 1970, after only 17 days in Vietnam and one day after joining a new platoon, the young medic found himself in a ferocious battle.
As a conscientious objector, Kays did not carry any weapons, but his actions during that engagement would earn him the Congressional Medal of Honor. Kays’ valor came during just another unheralded fire fight near the end of a long and seemingly fruitless war. He returned home and, with other vets, struggled to reconcile his anti-war beliefs with what he and others had done in Vietnam. This dramatic and tragic story is a timely reminder of the price of war and the fragile comforts of peace.
Get Your Copy
Oakland City University Bookstore has several hardback editions at the discount price of $15.00 plus shipping. I can autograph these copies if requested. To order one of these copies, call the bookstore at 812-749-1403 (from 9:00 am to 3:00pm Central) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.