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Wounded is an eloquent, gritty account of the ordeal suffered by injured American soldiers during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The human elements of courage, love, fear, and sacrifice paint an intriguing picture of the reality of war. Author Ed Hrivnak, a flight nurse witness to the pain and suffering, offers a heroic narrative for the reader. There are valiant accounts of battle followed by the reality of life altering injuries, and how troops support each other and persevere.

Wounded closes all gaps between the reader, the injured troops in the field, and the medevac personnel helping them during their darkest hours. The book offers a unique look at what it was like to evacuate wounded at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Hrivnak wants the reader to fully understand the price of war. This international odyssey transcends the casualty statistics forgotten in the news. A wounded soldier is a human being who is vulnerable and weakened. Those who care for them, at times struggling to maintain life, are also scarred. These men and women are an incredible source of strength, courage, and devotion.

Wounded completes Captain Hrivnak's original journal, featured in the Emmy winning and Oscar nominated film, Operation Homecoming.


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