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Did you grow up in the Military? Do you have trouble answering the question “where are you from?”
“Every Brat Has a Story” has been the theme of the Military Brats Registry since 1997. Members have submitted hundreds of interesting stories about their unusual lifestyle as military dependents growing up around the world. This book is a compilation of many of those stories to further our goal of preserving the culture and history of “Military Brats”
About the author:
Marc Curtis grew up in the 1950’s and 1960’s as a “Military Brat.” His family moved every 1 to 3 years around California, Texas and Japan.
In 1994 he found a book called “Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress” by Mary Edwards Wertsch and began to discover why he reacted to life differently than most of his friends. Thus began his search for his “roots.”
In April of 1997 he created the Military Brats Registry (www.militarybrat.com) because he wanted to locate friends he knew during the times he lived at various military bases, and knew that others must want to find their friends too.
The Registry has become the largest online resource for reconnecting with friends, and understanding the unique culture and heritage of being a Military Brat.
“The Stan” is our creative non-fiction story told within context of therapy and marital counseling sessions. My son, and my combat experience together in Afghanistan and internal struggles in such context is one piece of our story. My son’s perspectives, my wife and daughter’s emotions, worries, and problems through my third, and our son’s first deployment are others.
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“The Stan” shares private thoughts, therapy sessions, journal entries, and memories of our family of four as father and son deploy to combat. A rare opportunity to experience deployment as we say goodbye, sacrifice for others, struggle inwardly, attempt to heal, and move on with life from differing, even opposing, perspectives. Observe unspoken emotions, hopes, and dreams common to military families.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan Talley is a veteran of a twenty-six year marriage, twenty-eight year military career and three wars. His varied occupations include years of leadership in military, educational, industrial, religious, and civic organizations. God, through this experiential education, amassed within this storyteller numerous tales to be told. Dan is winner of both visual art and literary contests. His experience, quest for understanding, creativity, and artistry enable story-telling which guides others to comprehend truths from ordinary and extraordinary situations. Serving in combat with his son in 2010 brought new perspectives on Jesus’ sacrifice and God’s love. Subsequent depression, suicidal thoughts, and PTSD, contrast with a mission trip in India to grow greater compassion for others and a desire to assist in their personal growth.
“The Stan by Dan Talley is a soul-searing memoir….they give chapter and verse detail of the trauma of combat, its aftermath, and the real cost of it to those in uniform and loved ones at home. Those who have experienced what the Talleys have will understand. Those who have not will find in The Stan a powerful work to help bridge that gulf.”
Dwight Zimmerman, MWSA President & Reviewer
…Veterans of any combat will recognize themselves in here. So will family members. Maybe seeing each other’s stories in print will help bridge any divisions. For those that haven’t been part of a similar story, this book will help you understand.
-Skip Rhode- Kindle Reader & Veteran
“The Stan” holds nothing back – survivor’s guilt, crisis of faith, war’s negative effects families, veteran suicide, invisible wounds of war (PTSD and TBI), post-deployment career challenges – and offers powerful inspiration…
– Hannah Becker – Paperback reader & Veteran spouse
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