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There and Back Again: Stories from a Combat Navy Corpsman

There and Back Again: Stories from a Combat Navy Corpsman

There and Back Again highlights the ups and downs of a wounded warrior in a post-war, post-injury world. This is the story of how one Navy corpsman persevered after losing his friends and body parts in Ramadi, Iraq. This is not a war story. It begins as Doc Jacobs lies in a hospital bed after a bomb blasts his whole life into a new reality.

Focusing on the importance of self-discipline and perseverance, There and Back Again: Stories from a Combat Navy Corpsman reveals Doc’s path to finding himself and learning to enjoy life again. After struggling through bureaucratic injustice and frustration, he becomes determined to reach those living with a disability, their family members, and their loved ones, to prove that these wounded warriors are enough, and to inspire them to follow their dreams and find their purpose.


Pages: 326
Pub Date: 09-22-2020
Softcover: 18.95 9781646631254
Hardcover: 28.95 9781646631278


Doc Jacobs is a retired US Navy corpsman who served eight years until being grievously injured in Iraq while serving with 3/7 (Marines), for which he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in combat. He has dedicated his time out of the Navy to serving his community, service members, and people with disabilities. From Doc's tryouts with several Major League Baseball teams as an amputee to completing over twenty world marathons in the same condition, perseverance and integrity are points of pride for him. Doc Jacobs has also been awarded the Purple Heart and the Tommy Lasorda Veteran of the Year Award, received a personal letter from the forty-third president of the United States, a personal invite to the White House to meet the forty-fourth president of the United States, and been honored by Doc Jacobs Day in San Diego (November 17) and soon with a Gary Sinise Foundation smart home.

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