From A Gulf War Hero to Homelessness, But Now Author and Educator
First Lieutenant William J. Simmons, Sr. served with the 251st Evacuation Hospital of Columbia, SC. His books describes his feelings, before, during, and after the first Gulf War.
This book is the first poetic account of the "Gulf War" by the Lieutenant who served in the 251st Evacuation Hospital of Columbia, South Carolina. Lieutenant Simmons performed his duty as an Evacuation Officer of the US and Coalition Forces. After the war end, Lieutenant Simmons was given the direct responsibility of medical disposition of the EPOWs or Enemy Prisoners of War (Iraqis). Thus far, he is still denied compensation from the VA of South Carolina.
Lieutenant Simmons continues to fight for the rights of Gulf War Vets and other Vets who have served this Great Nation. It is the responsibility of our Government to provide medical and compensation to our Vets...
About the Author
Born in Conway, South Carolina, William J. Simmons, Sr. attended college at the University of South Carolina - Coastal Carolina and received his bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of South Carolina - Columbia. While at college, he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Carolina Cares and other organizations. Simmons was actively involved off-campus with the James R. Clark Sickle-Cell Anemia Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army.
He has put that degree to good use throughout his career and was employed by the following: the Department of Health and Environmental Control as an Environmental Technician; Westinghouse - the Savannah River Site as a Health Physicists, Associate Scientist, etc... Currently, the Author is an Educator in the South Carolina Educational system, voting member of the National Gulf War Resource Center, and the founder of Gulf War Vets for Truth & Justice.
Not only is he an author, but he is also an Inventor and Entrepreneur. During his early years, he gave his grandmother Virginia and idea to increase production on the assembly lines at General Motors in Trenton, NJ.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending fatherly bond with his son (B.J.), reading investment articles and magazines, traveling, civic involvement, creating web sites.
The Poet was prompted to write these accounts to assist other Gulf War Vets deal with the traumas of the event. The author hopes that the book will further lift the awareness of this tragedy, and that our government will uphold its' responsibility to all those who were called to Serve this Great Country.
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The objective of Simmons Enterprises & Services is to the promote the author's books on the first Gulf War and give back portions of his royalties to those who are struggling.