A book by US Marine Bill Bee was released last week that recounts his experiences during the War on Terror and his ongoing struggle to receive a medical discharge and full benefits.
One of the iconic images from the War on Terror was the 2008 Reuters photograph of Sgt. Bee exchanging gunfire with Taliban fighters without wearing protective gear.
In an excerpt from his new book “The Shot: The Harrowing Journey of a Marine in the War on Terror,” co-written with Willis Robinson, Bee recounts how, despite suffering three traumatic brain injuries during his 13 years in service and being declared fully disabled and unable to be deployed, he is still waiting to be medically discharged from the Marine Corps so he can receive full military benefits.
The excerpt, published in the UK Daily Mail, recounts Bee’s experience after being injured by an IED in Helmand Province in 2010.
Since that time, he has suffered from memory loss, flashbacks, and violent outbursts.
Bee has battled the Veterans Administration, often spending months on powerful prescription drugs while waiting for an appointment with a specialist.
Read the excerpt in the Daily Mail HERE.
Sgt. Bee said he wrote this memoir because he believes struggling vets should have an easier time getting the care they deserve after fighting for the country.