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The Honor Was Mine

A Look Inside the Struggles of Military Veterans
Narrated by: Joyce Bean
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: History, Military
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A young combat veteran hides in his closet under a pile of clothes on bad nights. Another, home for five days, can't figure out how to talk to his wife. And a commander's spouse recounts the soul-draining effect of attending nearly one hundred memorial services...

When therapist Elizabeth Heaney left her private practice to counsel military service members and their families, she came face-to-face with unheard-of struggles and fears. Emotions run deeply - and often silently - in the hearts of combat veterans in this eye-opening portrait of the complex, nuanced lives of service personnel, who return from battling the enemy and grapple with readjusting to civilian life.

Presenting the soldiers' stories - told in their own words - as well as her own story of change, Heaney offers an intimate perspective, not of war itself but of its emotional aftermath. Some of these stories scrape the bone; others are hopeful, even comical. Every one reveals the sacrifices of those on the front lines and the courage, grace, and honor with which they serve.

©2016 Elizabeth Heaney (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Elizabeth Heaney’s book, and this narration are so crystal clearly the kind of insight this world craves. Absolutely refreshing. One of the best meals my heart and soul has ever enjoyed, and I venture you’ll agree.
Thank you for your artful hard-work, patience, and devotion, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing your journey and insight with the world. :)