Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior: A Personal Story of a Vietnam Veteran Who Lost his Legs but Found His Soul

Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior: A Personal Story of a Vietnam Veteran Who Lost his Legs but Found His Soul

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by Allen B. Clark
     
 

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It was early morning, June 17, 1967, and Dak To Special Forces camp in Vietnam was under attack. A mortar exploded, and West Point graduate Allen B. Clark Jr.'s life was changed forever. This is the story of how one soldier, so gravely injured that both of his legs were amputated, turned his grievous loss into a personal triumph. Clark describes his struggle

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It was early morning, June 17, 1967, and Dak To Special Forces camp in Vietnam was under attack. A mortar exploded, and West Point graduate Allen B. Clark Jr.'s life was changed forever. This is the story of how one soldier, so gravely injured that both of his legs were amputated, turned his grievous loss into a personal triumph. Clark describes his struggle through a year-long recovery and a severe bout of post traumatic stress disorder, so little understood at the time. He tells of earning his MBA from Southern Methodist University and finding employment as a personal financial assistant to Ross Perot, of moving on to public service and founding the Combat Faith Ministry, a lay ministry to veterans. Clark's story of growth and spiritual fulfillment wrested from his wartime tragedy is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and is of special relevance in our day of so many soldiers returning wounded in body and spirit from Iraq.

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Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior is an exceptional read—captivating, inspirational and educational. Allen Clark is an American patriot who has lived the West Point values of duty, honor, and country every day. From experiencing the rigors of combat during the war in Vietnam to becoming Assistant Secretary for Veterans Liaison, he did not allow physical disabilities to detract from his intent to care for others and serve his nation. Allen provides a clear message—through strong values and faith in God, we can overcome adversity and be all we want to be." —Lieutenant General Robert F. Foley (USA-Ret.), Medal of Honor Recipient"

[Clark] is an unusual American and a pilgrim whose quest the reader will find poignant and illuminating."—Bill Moyers"

Wow! What a sensational story of a heroic life and service for our dear country and our dear Lord Jesus. There are few accounts today of such dramatic demonstration of the Lord's power to not only save a life but to use that life for His glory. This book is bound to help so many who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as those returning from war, now." —Dr. Bobby Welch, Purple Heart Vietnam veteran and past president, Southern Baptist Convention"

There are a host of heroes to whom this country owes a debt it can never repay. Allen Clark lost both his legs while serving his country in Vietnam. When he came home, his body was broken, but his spirit never faltered. He went back to school. He earned his masters degree in business administration. He served his state in a high government post and is now a successful businessman. He's an inspiration to all who know him." —President Ronald Reagan, The White House, September 10, 1984"

From my own experience, I know how much determination, courage, and faith it took for Allen Clark to travel his long journey back to life. But, he has made it, and in telling his story, he will help others make it, too."—Bob Dole

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760331132
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
779,726
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Vietnam veteran Allen B. Clark Jr. is founder of the Combat Faith Ministry. He served in the federal government as an assistant secretary in the Department of Veterans Affairs and later director of the National Cemetery System from 1989 to 1993. He lives in Dallas, Texas. For information on his ministry, visit www.combatfaith.com.

Vietnam veteran Allen B. Clark Jr. is founder of the Combat Faith Ministry. He served in the federal government as an assistant secretary in the Department of Veterans Affairs and later director of the National Cemetery System from 1989 to 1993. He lives in Dallas, Texas. For information on his ministry, visit www.combatfaith.com.

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