April 29, 2017

Sad veeteran author news

Jack Kemp


The author of New York Times bestseller "Until Tuesday," the story of his Iraq military service, his injuries and his later getting a great service dog named "Tuesday" has written his last follow up book which will be published in May. His new book is about his travels around the country meeting veterans raising awareness about PTSD and service dogs.

I recently found out that author U.S. Army Captain (ret.) Luis Carlos Mantalvan has committed suicide before the publication of his new book, detailed below. May his soul find Peace.

From the Amazon author page for Capt. Mantalvan:

LUIS CARLOS MONTALVÁN is an international award-winning New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate. TUESDAY is his beloved service dog and recipient of the 2013-14 American Kennel Club Award for Canine Excellence.

A 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Captain Montalván served multiple tours abroad and was decorated with numerous awards including two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. In 2007, Montalván honorably departed the military and in 2010 completed a master's of science from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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The upcoming book release.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316314412/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2YNEUJ2EVIQC5&colid=1E5EGVAUFE6LG
Tuesday's Promise: One Veteran, One Dog, and Their Bold Quest to Change Lives Hardcover – May 9, 2017
by Luis Carlos Montalvan (Author), Ellis Henican (Author)

Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván took to the road with his beloved Golden Retriever service dog, Tuesday, to advocate for America's wounded warriors and for each other.

Luis's first book sparked a national conversation about service dogs and PTSD. In this spectacular new memoir, he and Tuesday brought their healing mission to the next level, showing how these beautifully trained animals can assist soldiers, veterans, and many others with disabilities. They rescued a forgotten Tuskegee airman, battled obstinate VA bureaucrats, and provided solace to troubled war heroes coast-to-coast. Everywhere these two went, they highlighted the miraculous talents of service dogs.

As Luis and Tuesday celebrated exhilarating victories, a grave obstacle threatened to derail their life-saving campaign: though Luis had made great progress battling his own PTSD, his physical wounds left him wheelchair-bound. He was forced to decide whether to amputate his leg and carry on with a bionic prosthesis. Even as he struggled with this dramatic decision, he and ten-year-old Tuesday prepared to welcome a female Golden Retriever puppy to their all-male pack.

As this stirring memoir neared publication, Luis Montalván took his own life in December 2016, another terrible tragedy of the invisible wounds of war. This book is his last letter of love to his best friend, Tuesday, and to veterans, readers, friends, and fellow dog lovers everywhere.

Never more timely than now, TUESDAY'S PROMISE is an inspiring story of love, service, teamwork, and the remarkable bond between humans and canines.

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