The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.
The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. for its monthly breakfast connection.
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.
The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce invites guests, members and non-members to attend and enjoy a hot breakfast. Online tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members prior to the event. At the door on the day of the event, tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Peaceful Bones autographed copies will be available for purchase. To order Peaceful Bones online, please 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.