The Forgotten Soldier (Mortarman)

The Forgotten Soldier, lives a simple life of adventure in the beginning,during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Once in Vietnam he acquires full blown Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at 19 years old. He is diagnosed in 1993 for the disorder.
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Feb. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- New Book Tells the Story of ‘THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER’
In an Xlibris release, Vietnam War veteran Carroll Durham recalls his experiences as an African-American in a new integrated army

Baltimore, MD– January 21, 2011 – The story of an African-American man who chose to become a soldier during the Vietnam War. This makes for the plot of THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER, self-published author Carroll Durham’s new Xlibris release.  

Durham dreamed of being a soldier growing up to be like his father, who was a person in uniform during World War II. He wanted to know what it was like being a soldier in the Vietnam War. He pursued his dream, and years later, he felt the need to share his story. Thus, THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER was created.

In this book, he reveals his experiences as a young man at war, a black male youth growing up during the Civil Rights Movement in the new integrated army. He also reveals what it was like for 300,000 veteran casualties who served out of 2,500,000 troops that served in Vietnam. As he shares these recollections, readers will realize that the casualties of the Iraq war are suffering the same fate of Vietnam veterans and their families.

THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER also shares how the author was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, decades after the Vietnam War, and how he coped with it. This book is dedicated to the families of the Vietnam era, so they can see what their patriots went through during this period in American history.

This book is enrolled in Xlibris’ Bookstore Returnability Program, which gives booksellers the convenient option of returning excess stocks through Ingram Distribution. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
As a writer, Carroll Durham has experienced what most Americans have not and that is being a member of the United States Army. His primary education was achieved through the American public educational and private educational system in the United States of America. Through his background in receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, he has lived among whites and blacks who experienced the Vietnam War.

In 1969, the author received three Bronze Stars and eleven other combat ribbons for heroism in The Republic of Vietnam. In February of 1999, he was honored by the Senate of Maryland and the House of Delegates for Heroism with Resolution 0462 and Resolution 559 for Valor in defense of the Nation.

Publication Date: July 15, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 240 pages; 978-1-4535-2793-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 240 pages; 978-1-4535-2794-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-2795-5

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.  To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at Website: Now in Barnes and Noble book stores.
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