A True Story of Hope and Courage Amidst the Clamor of War

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SFC Mark A. Alaimo shares his wartime experiences and how it changed him in his new book “DUTY. HONOR. FOR MY COUNTRY”.

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Post traumatic stress disorder, as defined in the National Health Service website, is a psychological and physical condition that results from a frightening or distressing event. According to the same source, it occurs in up to 30% of people who have experienced traumatic events. Post traumatic stress disorder is one of the manifestations of how war can still remain in a person long after the fighting ends. In “DUTY. HONOR. FOR MY COUNTRY”, SFC Mark A. Alaimo shares a rare and intense glimpse into his war experiences, his quest for healing and how it all gave him a fresh perspective on life, his country and the world.

This account is not a glamorized record of victory or the glories of battle; it is a poignant recollection of a man who has been to the war, witnessed and experienced its horrors firsthand and, finally, returned irrevocably changed. Alaimo is brave in his honesty to reveal his struggle with post traumatic stress. His story does not just gleam with personal or historical relevance; it gives voice to countless men who have a similar story to share.

Perhaps the most inspiring part in Alaimo’s efforts is his ability to find the silver lining in it all. Indeed he was exposed to dangers unimaginable to most people, but he shares, “You don’t truly appreciate this great country until you see others. You won’t appreciate our freedoms until you’ve experienced the lack of them. When Americans wake up to these facts, they’ll stop their whining and sweating the small stuff.”

A story of hope and courage under fire, “DUTY. HONOR. FOR MY COUNTRY” vividly depicts war in a more personal angle. Here is a truly relevant piece of writing for the times.

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About the Author
Mark Alaimo was born and raised in Upstate New York. Since High School, he has always wanted to be a soldier. His parents signed his initial enlistment paper work when he was 17 and he has never looked back. His devotion to his country has placed him in different locations around the globe but it was his time in Iraq that changed his life.

DUTY. HONOR. FOR MY COUNTRY * by SFC Mark A. Alaimo (US Army Ret.)
Publication Date: December 28, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 176 pages; 978-1-4535-4266-8
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 176 pages; 978-1-4653-7215-4
eBook; $2.99; 978-1-4535-4267-5

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