Author Richard A. Hendren’s new book “Chief Shot with Arrow, Water Walker: A True Story of Stolen Valor” is an incredible story of a Sioux warrior’s heroics in Vietnam

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Recent release “Chief Shot with Arrow, Water Walker: A True Story of Stolen Valor” from Page Publishing author Richard A. Hendren QM1, POW is an incredible true story of Hendren’s journey from Sioux warrior to Vietnam veteran. Hendren recounts his service in the US Navy as the first American Indian to navigate a warship, only to have his records lost and military honors denied.

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Richard A. Hendren QM1, POW has completed his new book “Chief Shot with Arrow: A True Story of Stolen Valor”: a riveting account of Hendren’s life. Hendren sets the record straight about his life as an American Sioux Indian Chief at the age of seventeen, and a US Navy navigator with a God-given gift for navigating by the stars, and his struggles to receive the benefits of his sacrifices.

Published by Page Publishing, Hendren’s book tells the story in his own words how he became the first American Indian to navigate a warship and river vessels by celestial navigation; saved hundreds of American lives during Vietnam; swam in a typhoon; was left for dead by his crew on a beach; and became a prisoner of war. After serving five tours in combat, he was promised the Silver Star, two Medals of Honor, and the Purple Heart. However, the records were lost or changed, and he never received the honors.

“Chief Shot with Arrow, Water Walker: A True Story of Stolen Valor” follows Hendren through his military career and his struggles with discrimination. He had to wait twenty-two years before finally receiving the benefits owed to him after suffering the effects of Agent Orange, Vietnam service, and shrapnel wounds.

Readers who wish to experience this unbelievable, but true, story for themselves can purchase “Chief Shot with Arrow, Water Walker: A True Story of Stolen Valor” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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