Doug Bey completed his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago, as well as a rotating internship and a three-year residency at the Menninger School of Psychiatry before serving in the U.S. Army. He is now semi-retired but continues to practice psychiatry on a limited scale in Normal, Illinois. Bey has written a number of professional articles about men in battle.
“A rare, insightful, compelling, and excellent memoir of the Vietnam war. Bey makes a significant contribution to the literature on the Vietnam War and his unique perspective as the 1st Division’s psychiatrist enhances this contribution. His presentation of army psychiatrist practices stateside and in Vietnam is informative and contravenes popularly held misconceptions about the extent and nature of psychiatric casualties in Vietnam. I know of no comparable book.”--William M. McBride, United States Naval Academy