|Revell book chosen for Marine Corps reading list|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Tuesday, 12 March 2013 12:49 PM EDT|
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home: Hope and Healing for Families Living with PTSD and TBI (Revell/ Baker Publishing Group) was recently added to the First Lady of the Marine Corps Recommended Reading List.
Established in October 2012, the list features books written for military families, with each title selected by Bonnie Amos, wife of Marine Corps Gen. Commandant James Amos.
Written by Marshele Carter Waddell and Kelly Orr, Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home will be featured in a special section in Marine Corps Exchange stores, and will be available in all Marine Corps base libraries and the Marine Corps Association.
Waddell, wife of a retired career U.S. Navy SEAL, will do a book signing with other authors on the list April 20 at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.
Orr, a clinical psychologist and Vietnam veteran, became the Waddells' therapist when the Waddells moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. Waddell's husband is a disabled combat veteran with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and multiple TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injury).
In Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home, released this month, Waddell and Orr share their experiences of living with PTSD and TBI. More than 1.5 million troops have fulfilled 3 million deployment tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, with most service members serving as many as nine combat tours. Between 30% and 40% of the returning veterans show symptoms of PTSD or report conditions of TBI.