David M. Salkin
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David M. Salkin

"This book is a gut check for those who have worn the cloth of the nation. For those who have not it is a testimonial for those who have served and sacrificed. As Americans we are blessed with freedom. It comes at a price." James E. Livingston Major General USMC (Ret) Medal of Honor Recipient "This book was a tough read, and at the same time I couldn't put it down. Salkin got this one right! Every now and again you come across a book that is as much cathartic as it is entertaining. At a time when we are losing way too many Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, it struck a chord with this Old Soldier." COL William L. Peace, Sr. U.S. Army National Guard “David Salkin has fired at close range and with unerring accuracy with this tale! He takes a tough situation that is all-too-often neglected and gives it life. This story is for all veterans and their supporters. His first-person writing style makes the reader feel present throughout the story. It's a quick read that will leave you thinking long after completion. I most strongly recommend it to all who are interested in understanding better the true costs of America's conflicts—past, present, and future. " Major General GT Garrett, USA (Ret) 42nd Infantry Division “Dave hit the nail on the head with this one. It’s a quick read simply because you don’t want to stop turning the page. This may be fiction but it certainly doesn’t read that way.” Neil T. Roeder, LTC, MS USAR “David Salkin’s story is a must-read for all Veterans and supporters. This book not only entertains you, it educates you on the price paid by those who have the guts to walk the walk. His first-person writing takes you on a ride which seems to bring out all emotions and it also places you right on the battlefield. Maybe it’s just my love of heroic deeds but it sure knocked me on my knees. The read is overall life-like and is very consistent with the actions taking place every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kudos to Dave for really knocking this one out of the park” Christian S. DiMeo (Ret) SFC. USMC / Embassy Marine Cairo/Beirut/Geneva - ARMY NG / Operation Enduring Freedom “Battle Scars” hits like an RPG! Camaraderie, adrenaline, fear, loss, hope and redemption all in one exhilarating and disturbingly beautiful tale. Hard to believe David hasn’t been on the battlefield, because this tale rocked me back for days! A must read for everyone who is, has been, or supports our warriors! Wayne Emery CPT, USA Military Assistance Command Vietnam, I Corps Team Leader Advisory Team 1 and Advisory Team 3 “David Salkin is a masterful writer, I felt as if I was riding along in that up armored HUMVEE. Battle Scars is an incredible story of brothers in arms and the bonds formed in combat. The struggles that are faced by combat veterans returning from war are real and nothing I've read brings that story to life like Battle Scars. This is a must read!” LTCOL T. Kevin White "TK" 150th Special Operations Wing "For anyone who's ever been there, this book brings back all the sights, sounds and smells of deployment like none other. Take care in the reading because Battle Scars is real. An often painful, always enthralling reminder of what we give...and what we lose...whenever we send our men and women to war. Mr. Salkin brought to life the pain and struggles of our fellow veterans and showed an accurate account of their bravery off the field." S/Sgt Nicole Rosga, U.S. Air National Guard “Our Marine, men and women, today are the best disciplined, committed and honorable warriors period. They are writing new chapters in the long honorable legacy of our United States Marine Corps. People this is simple! Combat Marines join the legacy of our Marine Corps with their commitment to victory in its missions, by our own sacrifice or by joining our fallen heroes. We are bound in honor to leave our nation’s enemy defeated, broken, and destroyed. We never leave Marines behind, ever. This story reminds us all that today’s challenges also take the same sacrifice and commitment that was rendered in the past by some to help us all.” Semper Fidelis, Sergeant Ray Tweten, USMC Silver Star– Three Purple Hearts 2nd battalion 7th Marines Vietnam – Class of 1966-67 I'm humbled and honored to have these American heroes endorse BATTLE SCARS with these comments. It's a story I believe needs to be told. So many veterans are dealing with severe injuries, PTSD, survivor's guilt, depression and illnesses caused by exposure to poisons in theater. I wish every veteran and their supporters would read Battle Scars. I think it offers some hope, even though it can be a tough read at times. It's short-a novella... and you'll read it in 2 or 3 hours. But I hope you think about it long after that. BATTLE SCARS has been added to the OCC Military Institute's reading List for fall semester '17 Like Military-Espionage? THE TEAM series: The Team – Book I The Team II - Into The Jungle The Team III - African Dragon The Team IV - Shadow of Death The MOP – A Team series book, to be read after book 4) The Team V – Dangerous Ground Crescent Fire Necessary Extremes Prefer Science-Fiction or Horror? Deep Black Sea Dark Tide Rising – Deep Black Sea II A combination of Science-Fiction, Action-Adventure, Horror, and good old fashioned Thriller, these will keep you late turning pages! Forever Hunger – Not your average vampire story. Crime & Mystery Thrillers Hard Carbon "No one knows the diamond business like David Salkin. Combine this inside information with a terrific battle between US forces and a Russian kingpin and you have the wild ride that is HARD CARBON!" -Lisa Black "David M. Salkin's HARD CARBON is a taut, fast-paced thriller that takes the reader into the deadly yet fascinating world of Russian oligarchs and American intelligence agencies. Be warned, you'll have a hard time putting this one down, once you start reading it." -Ben Bova Deep Down Be sure to visit www.DavidMSalkin.com Facebook and Twitter @DavidMSalkin

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