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Author Diaz, Sue.
Title Minefields of the heart : a mother's stories of a son at war / Sue Diaz ; foreword by Jim Frederick.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2010.
Edition 1st ed.

Author Diaz, Sue.
Subject Diaz, Roman.
Diaz, Sue.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Social aspects -- United States.
Soldiers -- Family relationships -- United States.
Mothers and sons -- United States -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 162 pages) : illustrations
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary How do combat veterans and their loved ones bridge the divide that war, by its very nature, creates between them? Diaz recounts the emotional rollercoaster her family and other soldiers' families experience during and after deployment.
Contents Introduction -- The road to war -- Lifting the lid -- Roman's choice -- Soldier from suburbia -- Basic training, Fort Benning, Georgia -- Infantryman's creed -- To basic training and beyond--with Spongebob -- War -- Not a video game -- Marching towards Baghdad -- Seven ducklings -- Answering the call -- Both sides now -- Brothers in arms -- Dad's d-day diary -- Grocery shopping with Lucinda -- A rare snail-mail letter from Roman -- The Spongebob letters I -- Baghdad Christmas -- A holiday tradition -- A taste of home -- The Spongebob letters II -- Weapons of mass illusion -- The family on the beach -- Not so fast -- The Spongebob letters III -- Sergeant Horton's Marlboros -- At home and between deployments -- Coming home -- A separate peace -- The Spongebob letters IV -- Christmas card, 2004 -- A new assignment. another trip home -- Moments to remember -- Coming home once more to say good-bye again -- Target practice -- Once more to the lake -- Walking the walk -- Hurricane Katrina -- Sarge -- The Spongebob letters V -- The hell of war -- Letters -- A letter from home Roman nearly never read -- Doorbell moment -- Christmas card, 2005 -- A Christmas apart -- Encounter with an IED -- A soldier's silence -- War as it happens -- Up in smoke -- Making a difference -- Moonlight and mizunos -- From bad to worse -- Attack at Yusufiyah -- Fallen eagles -- Lucinda, keeping it real -- Operation brain surgery -- To Baghdad via books and Berkeley -- The innocent days -- The journey home begins -- The soldiers' return -- The road home -- Guernica revisited -- The notebooks.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781597975636 (electronic bk.)
159797563X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 755573494
Additional Format Print version: Diaz, Sue. Minefields of the heart. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2010 9781597975155 (DLC) 2010019563 (OCoLC)497574338

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