He Was Severely Wounded in Action but Struggled to Recover and Live

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Author tells his fight during the Vietnam War and his fight to live despite his dying body.

Based on actual events and set against the historical backdrop of America’s longest war, author Sgt. T. Clement Robison’s newly published memoir, Wounded in Action, tells the compelling and gripping story of courage and determination of one of the Army’s most elite combat soldiers as he faces the realities of surviving near-fatal wounds and struggles to overcome the life-changing devastation inflicted on his mind and body from the explosion of an enemy landmine.

When people speak of the casualties of war, they usually refer to those servicemen and servicewomen who died during the war. But in order to have a more complete picture of the devastation the war caused the military, the casualty figure should also include those who are wounded in action. Although they didn’t make the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives, the severely wounded must, however, continue to sacrifice each and every day for the rest of their lives. While soldiers are trained on how to fight a war, they receive no training at all on how to survive the crippling effects—both mental and physical—caused by being severely wounded. Each soldier must find his own way to survive, for if he doesn’t, he will perish as surely as if he’s killed on the battlefield.

That’s why the author puts his pen to paper to share this gripping story—his very own story—of survival in its most primitive form. Highly trained army ranger and leader of an elite long-range reconnaissance team, the author, Sergeant Thomas Robison, takes readers on a perilous journey from the enemy-infested jungles and rice paddies of South Vietnam to the sterile operating rooms of military and veterans’ hospitals. Struggling to survive while those around him succumb to their wounds, he is given less than twenty-fours to live: his kidneys shut down from too many whole-blood transfusions; his heart ceases to beat due to the trauma of enduring more than a dozen operations; his body is plagued by raging infections and half of his body weight is lost; his one remaining leg is about to be amputated to save his life. How can and where will he find the strength to go on?

Wounded in Action is a real-life drama that’s emotionally gripping as it describes the story of survival and determination that could only be told by someone who had to live it day by day and minute by minute. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Sgt. Thomas C. Robison retired from the Army due to medical disability. He went on to complete a career as an attorney, law professor, and court administrator. In 2005, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has three sons and lives with his wife in South Carolina. This is his first book.

Wounded in Action * by Sgt. T. Clement Robison
Publication Date: November 1, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 329 pages; 978-1-4535-9640-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 329 pages; 978-1-4535-9641-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-9642-5

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