The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veteransby Don Philpott, Janelle Moore
The typical wounded soldier must complete and file twenty-two forms following an active-duty injury. To many soldiers and their families coping with the shock and reality of the injuries, figuring out what to do next-even completing tasks as seemingly easy as submitting paperwork-can be overwhelming and confusing.
Philpott (Education Facility Security Handbook; ed., Homeland Defense Journal) and Hill, president of a consulting provider and a U.S. Marine Corps volunteer, offer straightforward answers to questions commonly asked by wounded U.S. military veterans and their family members as they struggle with the complexities of receiving their needed care. As the authors reveal, over 25,000 service members have sustained injury in the war in Iraq, and approximately half of these injuries have been serious enough to require medical evacuation back to the United States. Well organized, comprehensive, and relatively easy to follow, the material covers, e.g., obtaining medical treatment and post-treatment rehabilitation, setting up mental-health counseling, family support, and the difficult transition from wounded soldier to citizen veteran. The authors also explain filing for support from agencies like the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense. The extensive listing of web sites and other contact information for veteran support agencies is alone worth the price of this valuable resource. Essential for all helping professionals who work with veterans and their family members, this belongs in all VA hospitals and clinics. Highly recommended for university libraries supporting the helping professions and larger public libraries.
Meet the Author
Janelle Hill is the President and lead consultant of PBS Marketing/Federal Concierge LLC., a consulting provider supporting a variety of project and program needs to businesses, contractors, and the federal government Cheryl Lawhorne is an original plank holder in the Wounded Warrior Battalion West at Camp Pendleton, California. She now serves as the Deputy Project Manager for the Recovery Care Coordination Program with the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia under the guidance of Headquarters Marine Corps and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Don Philpott has been writing, reporting, and broadcasting on international events, trouble spots, and major news stories for almost 40 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 90 books. Hill, Lawhorne, and Philpott have authored a number of essential guides for military members and their families, including The Military Marriage Manual (GI, 2010) and Life After the Military (GI, 2011).
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