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Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation By Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm$21
Houston Military Affairs Committee (HMAC) will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. for its monthly luncheon series.
Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he finds himself helping not only American soldiers but hundreds of Vietnamese citizens both wounded and ill. Peaceful Bones is about one special patient named Hung Nguyen aka “Charlie” who becomes an unlikely friend on the battlefield. Dr. Axelrad saves Charlie’s life, forging a bond that crosses cultural and enemy lines.
Their reunion, 46 years after losing touch in 1967, was a moving and inspiring moment that made history around the world. Peaceful Bones is Dr. Axelrad’s stories of the war, his life, and the uncanny “coincidences” that brought him and Charlie together twice in one lifetime over several decades and thousands of miles.
The HMAC invites member and non-members to attend. Tickets are $21 and can be purchased online or at the door on the day of the event. Peaceful Bones will be available for purchase at the event. To order a copy online, please visit Amazon.com.
A portion of the book’s proceeds benefit Texas for Heroes, an organization that sponsors retreats for U.S. veterans, and Hoa Binh Peace Village, which supports children in Vietnam affected by Agent Orange. Experience the story of an inspirational friendship between two enemy soldiers.
WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017