Houston Military Affairs Committee presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

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Dr. Samuel Axelrad
Dr. Samuel Axelrad Photo by Janice Rubin

Houston Military Affairs Committee will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. for its monthly luncheon series.

Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad's memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he finds himself helping not only American soldiers but hundreds of Vietnamese citizens both wounded and ill. Peaceful Bones is about one special patient named Hung Nguyen aka "Charlie" who becomes an unlikely friend on the battlefield. Dr. Axelrad saves Charlie's life, forging a bond that crosses cultural and enemy lines.

Their reunion, 46 years after losing touch in 1967, was a moving and inspiring moment that made history around the world. Peaceful Bones is Dr. Axelrad's stories of the war, his life, and the uncanny "coincidences" that brought him and Charlie together twice in one lifetime over several decades and thousands of miles.

Peaceful Bones will be available for purchase at the event. To order a copy online, visit Amazon.com. A portion of the book's proceeds benefit Texas for Heroes, an organization that sponsors retreats for U.S. veterans, and Hoa Binh Peace Village, which supports children in Vietnam affected by Agent Orange. Experience the story of an inspirational friendship between two enemy soldiers.

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Houston Marriott South
9100 Gulf Fwy.
Houston, TX 77017


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