Decorated Vietnam Veteran and Author, Eddie Beesley, and Author Joyce Faulkner to Visit Wounded Veterans of the Iraq War in Washington D.C.

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Author and Decorated Vietnam Veteran, Eddie Beesley, and Author Joyce Faulkner to visit Washington DC Hospitals.

Eddie Beesley, Vietnam veteran and author of Lucky Enough, and his wife Connie will go to the Washington D.C. hospitals on Thursday, May 18th to visit the soldiers and Marines who have come back from fighting in Iraq. He will also be accompanied by Joyce Faulkner, author of In the Shadow of Suribachi, a literary novel about the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Beesley’s life changed forever on August 31, 1965 near Chu Lai. Instead of writing about what he lost on that day, he writes about what he found -- achievement, courage, responsibility, and love.

Faulkner listened to fragments of stories about her father’s service on Iwo Jima during World War II. She used those fragments, along with painstaking research, to build the characters of seven men and the reasons why they became Marines. They meet on the beaches of Iwo Jima to fight in one of the bloodiest battles in history.

Beesley and Faulkner, on their way to Book Expo America in Washington D.C., are stopping by to wish the troops their very best.

Both Beesley and Faulkner will be signing copies their books at Book Expo America at the BIBLIO Booth, NBN Pavilion #2619 at the Washington DC Convention Center on May 21st. Beesley will sign copies of Lucky Enough and Faulkner will sign copies of In the Shadow of Suribachi at 1:00 P.M.

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