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.
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
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.