And Then I Cried: Stories of a Mortuary NCO
Print Length: 130 pages
Publisher: Tactical 16, LLC (July 12, 2012)
Kindle: 867 KB
Available on Amazon
I heard about this book on the radio yesterday. The author was on it promoting a charity event for people with PTSD. He seemed very real. I've never before thought about the soldiers who prepare the bodies of their fellow soldiers for burial. Tough job. The author has a bio page on the publisher's website.
Here's the blurb:
"And Then I Cried: Stories of a Mortuary NCO" is the first work from Justin Jordan. Jordan details life as an Air Force Mortuary Non Commissioned Officer. In his stunning debut Jordan forces the reader to walk beside him on his journey in this gruesome world. Jordan holds nothing back, and shares in graphic detail how he honored Americas heroes, both at deployed locations and stateside. This book will pry your eyes wide open as you gasp from the sheer horror he faced daily, from dealing with the families of the fallen, to witnessing the embalming and preparations of the deceased. Jordan also shares how this job taxed his mental well being, as he suffered in silence, longing not to care. Jordan is still serving on Active Duty and suffers from the crippling effects of PTSD, his story will enlighten you, it will touch you, and yes, you will cry.
Reviewed by VM on October 12, 2016