Title/Description   Author

Surviving Son: An Afghanistan War Veteran Reveals His Nightmare Of Becoming A Gold Star Brother by Scott DeLuzio

indie ebook cover

Surviving Son is a compelling true story that provides the reader with an insight into the life of an infantryman who fought in Afghanistan at the same time as his younger brother, who was killed in action just miles away. Scott takes the reader on a journey through his childhood to his call to service after 9/11. With college degrees and a bright future ahead of them, the brothers left the safety of suburban life to fight on the front lines in Afghanistan. When Scott was asked why he did this, he responded, “Why not me?”
The story provides many details that give the reader a clear picture of what it was like to fight for their country in a hostile war zone. Scott explains with raw emotion how he learned of his brother’s death, and minutes later, he was engaged in combat with the Taliban, the same group responsible for his brother’s death. He vividly reveals how he continued to struggle with PTSD from the stresses of combat, the loss of his only sibling, and the transition to civilian life.
Scott’s homecoming was not the hero’s welcome that he deserved. As you read the story of his return to civilian life, it will leave you laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time. However, in the end, Scott’s message is one of hope. He addresses the reality vs. perception that often accompanies those struggling after a traumatic event. He openly explains how a flashback or “reliving experiences” can for a few moments have him believing that he is standing on the hot, dusty terrain in Eastern Afghanistan.
Scott believes that by telling his story so publicly, it might give hope to others and reverse the stigma that often accompanies those who seek mental health treatment. Scott continues to give back through his podcast, Drive On Podcast, which provides veterans support through the message that they are not alone in their struggles.
This book is a reminder of the sacrifices that the military and their families make to keep us safe.

Buy at Amazon.com
Other Formats...   eBook for iPad, Android, and other media  Get it in paperback

About The Author...

indie author

Scott DeLuzio


Scott DeLuzio is an Army veteran, having served six years with the Army National Guard, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. Scott’s brother, Steven, was also deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Unfortunately, Steven was killed in action on August 22, 2010. After returning home, Scott struggled with coping with the stresses of combat, the loss of his younger brother, and adjusting back to civilian life. In the years following Scott’s deployment, he noticed other veterans dealing with their struggles in unhealthy ways. Scott started his podcast, Drive On Podcast, to connect with current and prior service members. He interviews veterans and civilians to discuss personal triumphs, life experiences, and emotional hardships to give hope and strength to the military community.

Scott lives in Surprise, Arizona, with his wife, Vicki DeLuzio, and their three children.

Other Books By Scott DeLuzio

indie ebook cover
Surviving Son: An Afghanistan Wa


Latest Stats:

Total Active Books: 9900
Books Added this week: 11
Total Active Authors: 10254
New Authors this week: 14

Sign Up For Our Weekly
Your Email:

NOTE: We hate spam too and will never give out your email to others

Find a Book By Genre...

Animals and Pets | Autobiography | Biography | Business | Children | Comics | Cookbook | 
Crime and Mystery | Environment and Nature | Fan Fiction | Fantasy | Gaming and Puzzles | General | Historical | Home and Garden | Horror | 
How to | Humor | Paranormal | Plays and Anthologies | Poetry | Political | Religion | Romance | SciFi | 
Sports | Suspense and Thriller | Textbook | True Crime | Unspecified | Westerns | Young Adult | 

About Us   Privacy

Copyright© 2022 Achilles Art LLC. All brand names and product names used on this website are trade names, service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Furthermore, no mentioned product or brand endorses this website. indiebooklounge.com is in no way affiliated, sponsored or in any way the property of or responsibility of Google.com. Google®, Amazon®, Amazon.com, Kindle®, Barnes&Noble®, bn.com, PubIt®, Nook®, or smashwords.com other than standard reseller and/or affiliate agreements. Updated 01-19-2016 (Server Version 2.1).

* All information on books presented is the responsibility of the author / submittter to Indie Book Lounge (IBL). IBL is not resonsible for inaccuracies in the title, description, price, links, etc. for books listed. Please direct all inquiries regarding books listed to their respective author.