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5.0 out of 5 starsA Story Not To Be Forgotten
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2017
For anyone who wants to know what it's like to be a prisoner of war, and yet somehow discover the beautify of life after the ordeal of a struggle, then you need to read this book. It's well crafted. Well told. You will be emotional connected to Red and his family and those who fought for our country -- specifically those men who were held captive under torturous conditions. Additionally, the ordeal for a spouse, for son, or for a daughter can be felt too as Red reveals that family struggle of wonderment. It is a great story of triumph that few books can match. Through this book we discover the power of perseverance and of faith -- how they are united together! It provides a message that transfers and applies to any of us -- no matter what the struggle -- there is always hope.
5.0 out of 5 starsNo greater testament to the power of prayer
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2018
I thought that after reading Jacob DeShazer’s account of his time in a Japanese POW camp that there would never be a greater contemporary testament to the power of prayer and God’s words. I was wrong. Red McDaniel has reached that same level in Scars and Stripes. Whether you are a religious person or not, you need to read this book. Thank you, Commander McDaniel, for your service, sacrifice, patriotism and the unwavering faith you instilled in your fellow POWs. To Lt. Commander James Kelley Patterson, we will continue searching for the truth, no matter where it may take us. You will not be forgotten.
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2020
I was fortunate enough to have served under CAPT McDaniel when he was the CO of the USS Lexington. As one of his Radioman I admired him then for his strength and convictions. Skipper thank you for your service and sacrifices. This book is a testimony to the man you are.
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful Exciting Encouraging Book
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021
This true story is easy to read, exciting, and encouraging. I wore a POW bracelet for many years and always wondered what they went through. It is a graphic story and one of strength and determination. I can't recommend this book highly enough!
I had no idea this book would hold my attention so strongly. I opened the book, began reading, and read until I finished the entire book. It is an amazing story. I have already suggested it to many of my friends and students.