War Torn – My World in Conflict by John Ball - 03/07/2012

Vietnam veteran John Ball’s memoir recalls his life and depicts the Vietnam War from the perspective of a naval officer whose principles were put to the test.

John Ball’s road to self-discovery took a dangerous turn when he was recruited to serve in a top secret squadron in Thailand during the Vietnam War.  In his memoir, War Torn, John recalls his time as a young naval officer and pilot, when he chose to create his own path in light of the social and political challenges facing America in the 1960s.

John reflects on his decisions and their ultimate consequences, including his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 39.          

You can order War Torn - My World in Conflict from iUniverse.

A portion of all profits received from the sale of this book will go to Team Parkinson.


About the Author

John Ball is a former naval officer who served during the Vietnam War.  He received his Wings of Gold as a naval aviator and later flew medical evacuation missions.  Since leaving the service, John has worked as a technical writer and an educator. He and his wife Edna are currently national co-chairs of Team Parkinson, a non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and funding for research into a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Click here to get the second edition of John Ball's  intimate and inspiring book Living Well, Running Hard: Lessons Learned from Living with Parkinson's Disease.