Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2006
Leatherneck Publishing announces "A Corpsman's Legacy," the touching story of a young lady's search for her military father. His personal medical data could save her life. It is also a compelling story of the US Marines who took her in as one of their own because her father was a Navy Corpsman who was killed in action. There is no person more respected and loved by Marines than their "Doc" - their Corpsman who shares the hardship and misery of combat to save Marine lives, sometimes sacrificing their own.
Faced with a life-threatening health problem, Stephanie Hanson needed a biological family medical history. Adopted as an infant, she never knew her birth parents. During a relentless search through tangles of government red tape, she learned her father, a Navy Hospital Corpsman, was killed in a Marine Helicopter crash in Vietnam two months before she was born. Young and alone she needed answers only the military establishment held and was reluctant to reveal to a civilian. Undaunted and obsessed, she pushed on with the tenacity of a bulldog and repeated her questions over and over in frustration as they steered her from office to office down the “yellow brick road.” Unexpectedly, at a key moment everything suddenly changed, and the Marines took her in wholeheartedly as one of their own when they learned her father was a Corpsman killed in combat. They gave her helpful information about her father and provided links to his past. Four and a half years into her quest, Stephanie Hanson not only obtained the cold statistics she needed, but felt close to a father who served his Country heroically. While attending a large helicopter organization’s reunion, a three star U.S. Marine General arrived and proudly presented her with the Air Combat Wings her dad earned, and desperately wanted, but never received.
“There is no person more respected and loved by Marines than their "Doc" - their Corpsman who shares the hardship and misery of combat to save Marine lives, sometimes sacrificing their own. Stephanie's dad is a true hero to all of us who wore the Marine uniform.”
--LtGen Michael A Hough, USMC (Ret), Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation
This compelling story is told with great care and compassion to honor not only her father, but also all those who touched his life and made a difference in the military. “A Corpsman’s Legacy” is taken from the notes she wrote as she lived through her search and is a book you will treasure forever. Note: Importantly, too, as Stephanie searched for her father’s background and history, her medical condition vanished, to the astonishment of her physicians, all symptoms gone. They cannot logically account for the healing. Those who come into contact with Stephanie, also feel the power of the healing force.
Leatherneck Publishing publishes “A Corpsman’s Legacy”, in Oceanside, CA It is available directly from http://www.leatherneckpublishing.com, or your local bookstore. Dealer discounts offered through Ingram Books and Baker &Taylor.
Review copies are available to accredited media venues by contacting (760) 754-3100. When requesting via e-mail, please provide your name, title, organization, address and phone number.
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