'Cynthia Bittenfield: Rowing for Shore with Sinking Ships all Around'
‘Rowing for Shore with Sinking Ships All Around tells the story of a soldier returning from Iraq suffering from severe post-traumatic stress. Two weeks before his tour ended, two best friends were killed when a roadside bomb exploded. On that fateful night, Sgt. Jacob B. had traded places with one of them. Discharged in 2007, and failing to receive adequate treatment he committed suicide later that year.’