Into the Dragon’s Jaws
A Canadian Combat Surgeon in The Vietnam War
Dr. Garry L. Willard
Foreword by: Brigadier-General (Ret.) William J. Patterson (FHG 211)
Congratulations to Dr. Garry Willard, FHG 381, (Guard of 1958-1960), whose recently- published book, Into the Dragon’s Jaws, provides an intensely personal and detailed narrative of his 1968 experiences as a trauma surgeon during the most severe fighting in the Vietnam War. The book offers an account of the pain, as well as the acts of kindness, created by war and reveals a piece of Canadian and military history that is not widely known.
Dr. Willard’s book is available on Amazon, Chapters and Barnes & Noble websites in e-book (Kindle, Kobo, Nook), Paperback and Hardcover print formats. The author is currently connecting with many Associations such as The American College of Surgeons, The Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, The Royal Canadian Air Force Association, Eastern Command Naval Association, Vietnam Combat Veterans, Military Veterans of Canada, USMC – Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam Veterans Photo Club, Veterans Affairs – Canada Remembers, Vietnam War History Organization and Vietnam War Book & Film Club that are backing his desire to donate part of the royalties for PTSD Research and Treatment of PTSD in our Military and Veterans. Of interest is the fact that the e-book generates as much royalty as the print version, so even if less expensive, it is still significant as to the donations Dr. Willard will be able to make for PTSD Research and Treatment.