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Property of the U.S. Army

A Vietnam Veteran’s Story of Survival and Recovery

Edward B. Adams, Kilee Brookbank (Other primary creator)


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They had stamped it on his T-shirt, his footlocker, and the plastic stock of his M-16. Decades later, he’d find they’d stamped it on his soul.

Ed was just twenty years old when a Vietcong landmine ripped off both his legs below the knee. After only four months and four days in combat, Ed found himself in a hospital bed fighting for his life — a life he would barely recognize when he returned to his small-town Ohio home.

After five decades of struggling through alcoholism, drugs, failed marriages, and physical abuse, Ed shares his story for the first time, processing the lifelong impact of combat … of coming home to a nation that didn’t want him … of physical and mental wounds that never fully healed.

As Ed reveals his truths to readers, he discovers something for himself: that war is hell but that life and liberty are always worth fighting for.

Praise For Property of the U.S. Army: A Vietnam Veteran’s Story of Survival and Recovery

"Eye-opening … An insightful book for those who have not served and therapeutic for those who have." —Keith Maginn, Author of (Extra)Ordinary: Inspirational Stories of Everyday People

"Immediately atmospheric ... I felt like I was there. His resilience and bravery shine through. I enjoyed the informative yet informal writing style, and what he went through is a lesson for us all." —Katherine Hayward, justkatherineblog 

KiCam Projects, LLC, 9781734564204, 152pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2020

About the Author

Edward B. Adams is a U.S. Army veteran and double amputee who was awarded a Purple Heart for his sacrifice and service in Vietnam. Kilee Brookbank is the Benjamin Franklin Award-winning author of Beautiful Scars: A Life Redefined and Digger the Hero Dog