I picked up your book and read it. "Going Crazy in the Green Machine" is a great piece of work. You should be proud of your efforts. Not often do I read something that is as compelling. You have agreat delivery and the back half regarding treatment/the system is straight forward. I think anyone who hasn't served or doesn't know someone personally battling an OSI will fully grasp what you are bringing to light. It is difficult in some spots to relate to Billy. This dude is a super lifer and in some regards a focal point to your directives. There seems to be a correlation to your personal investment in our military and guys with the fortitude of Billy [Billy Reardon]. Saying this, you are able to span the wide spectrum of personalities and the emotional charges are a definite catharsis. I learned that one thing I wasn't and am not is the typical military guy. I just came about it by happen chance. It has left a lasting effect on me. Through this book I was able to grasp this better. It is a challenging book for a fairly straightforward read. But a welcoming challenge. Thanks for your efforts dude. You really have ventured into unchartered territory with you dilligence and hard work with all of us.
[Posted with Permission - Email message]: Jon Kelleher, Airborne, Ret'd.
John J. Whelan
John J. Whelan, Ph.D., is the author of Going Crazy in the Green Machine, available now on FriesenPress.