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Recent Letter From A Veteran

Dear Dr. Beal – 

 I want to thank you for writing your book: “War Stories From The Forgotten Soldiers”.  My friend dropped off his copy for me to read a couple of months ago while I was recovering from a CAR-T Transplant that I underwent at the Nashville VA Hospital, I am a USAF Veteran, I served from 1971 – 1975. (I have been battling Lymphoma at the Minneapolis VA for 4 years now, it is presumed to be from Agent Orange).  READ FULL LETTER

"This book, rooted in first-hand accounts by service members, is
a source for greater understanding and compassion."


World War II Veteran

"This book inspires us to heal in every way."

Author of Peace Works

First Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

"This book is an outstanding resource. Dr. Beal tells the full wide range of our stories and asks America to help bear witness to our experience."

CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Sharing in Soldier’s Moral Grief:
A Conversation with Dr. Edward W. Beal. 

Published, November  2021.

Excerpt: “The military does a good job at the ritual of dying,” says Dr. Beal, referencing the pomp, circumstance, formal tradition, and perfectly folded American flags at military funerals. “But the military does not do a good job of talking about grief, dying, or what happens after dying for those left behind. It’s on people—civilians— to break this stigma and welcome military populations into compassionate conversations.”

About the author

Edward Beal, MD.

Dr. Beal is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  WAR STORIES FROM THE FORGOTTEN SOLIDERS is the culmination of nearly eight years of experience and almost 5,000 interviews working with returning soldiers. He is the coauthor of  ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE and coeditor of A FAILURE OF NERVE as well as numerous academic papers and book chapters. His popular press writings appear in the Washington Post, and CPF Quarterly.

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