After the inhumanity of war, humanity pulled him back from the edge... "The Healing" should be required reading for anyone at any age. Through mostly luck and chance, most of us were spared the hellish maturing experiences that Richard Jellerson and many others were forced to live through in a war. They are so savagely described here that only the most insensitive would not learn from them. And that knowledge can set a mind path for life. I never experienced them either but knew others who did in an earlier war. That shaped my thinking as well. I have experienced much of Richard's travels around the world. They too, shape your thinking and understanding of your reality. His personal journey of travel and healing after his war is touching, compelling and joyful. How sad that anyone must live through this. How invaluable though, that each of us can learn from this wonderfully well-written memoir. - Rick Ray, retired literary agent
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I truly believe that this book will help so many who have had to face spouses, fathers, brothers, uncles etc who were faced with unthinkable horrendous memories from the war zone…this book is really for them to help them better understand how one man was able to find himself again… Richard self-published this book from notes he took and kept/put away for decades. It's a book of love that will serve to “free” Richard from much that he has carried quietly with him for decades. I have believed, from the very beginning, that this book will later become a wonderful movie that will help free other Vets - and it will help their families begin to better understand the invisible wounds of war. We have needlessly lost so many of our brothers and sisters because they were unable to talk to their families about the internal pain and injuries to their psyche that are unexplainable…after one reads this book - they will have a new sense of understanding - and “healing” may begin to take place on all sides. I served in Vietnam 1968-1969 and all of 1971.