Friday, June 8, 2012
Arizona author Loretta Kantor, originally from the Bronx, NY, has written a story of personal triumph in the aftermath of the Vietnam War entitled Private War, Personal Victory: Footnote to the Vietnam War. (Windy Acre, 199 pages, $18, available on Amazon.) Kantor and her husband moved to Tucson in 1980. They now reside in Hereford.
Book summary from the author:
Private War, Personal Victory: Footnote to the Vietnam War is the true story of how great courage and deep love overcame a tragic explosion in Vietnam that claimed one soldier's arms, legs and an eye. The author tells how she and her college sweetheart struggled to restore a future that was stolen from them by the draft, Vietnam, and a booby trap explosion. Surviving and learning to live with injuries of war were only part of the struggle. They had to live in an America that had turned it's back on the Vietnam soldier. They had to battle with an unresponsive Veteran's Administration. They had to endure the lack of support and at times, outright hostility from the author's family. They had to overcome an inaccessible world. In spite of all the obstacles thrown at them, Lloyd and Loretta restored their future, and have been happily married for over 40 years.