Found: A Veteran Story

“I came home to a changed America”

A veteran’s story about the transformative power of brotherhood and remembrance in Jack McLean’s moving tale of return and recovery from the wounds of the Vietnam War.

"A splendid job of story telling ... a fascinating journey about a Marine grunt's quest for healing the wounds of his war."

A Veteran’s Memoir About Recovery & Rememberance

FOUND: A Veteran Story is a fascinating journey about a Marine grunt’s quest for healing the wounds of his war and how he discovered the best medicine of all was reuniting with his fellow survivors and with the families of the fallen.

In “FOUND: A Veteran Story,” Jack McLean takes readers on an emotionally charged journey into the aftermath of war, offering a raw and compelling narrative that explores the path to healing. Through the eyes of a Marine veteran, McLean delves into the struggles of reintegration into civilian life and the search for meaning after the traumas of Vietnam. This book is not just a memoir; it is a testament to the enduring spirit of camaraderie, the importance of connection, and the healing power of remembering those who were lost. With vivid, firsthand accounts and personal photographs taken during his service, McLean provides an intimate glimpse into the experiences that shaped him and his comrades.

Following the reflective and poignant narrative of “LOON: A Marine Story,” “Found” serves as a powerful companion piece, furthering McLean’s exploration of his journey before, during, and after Vietnam. Where “LOON” offers an unflinching look at the realities of combat, “FOUND” seeks closure and understanding in the peace that follows, showcasing McLean’s growth and evolution as a person. Together, these books paint a complete picture of a veteran’s experience, enriched by McLean’s own photographs that bring the stories to life. Readers are invited to witness the transformation of a soldier from the battlefields of Vietnam to the pursuit of peace, making “FOUND” a compelling read for anyone who has experienced the first part of McLean’s memoirs.

Jack McLean is the author of the national bestselling memoir LOON: A Marine Story (Random House, 2009) and FOUND: A Veteran Story (HBP 2023.). 

Born in Huntington, NY, he was brought up in Summit, NJ. After graduation from Phillips Academy Andover in 1966, he enlisted in the United States Marine Cops. In the fall of 1968, he became the first Vietnam veteran to enter Harvard University. His thirty-year marketing career included senior positions with insurance broker Johnson & Higgins in Boston, Portland, and Charlotte. He later served as the founding managing partner of the Greater Washington (DC) Initiative.

Years after returning from Vietnam, and unknowingly Battling with PTSD, and the after-effects of Agent Orange, Jack began his road to realization, which paved the road to recovery. Jack decided to write his memoirs to help others facing similar challenges as ones that Jack has overcome.

McLean and his wife Nina live in Huntington. Jack has three daughters, Sarah, Martha, and Sylvia.

FOUND: A Veteran Story is available in paperback, or on Kindle.

Paperback Edition

  • Publisher: ‎ Huntington Bay Press (November 7, 2023)
  • Language:English
  • Paperback:320 pages
  • ISBN-13:979-8988539216
  • Item Weight:12.9 ounces
  • Dimensions:5.25 x 0.72 x 8 inches

Kindle Edition

  • Publisher: ‎ Huntington Bay Press; 1st edition (November 7, 2023)
  • Publication date:November 7, 2023
  • Language:English
  • File size:3626 KB
  • Text-to-Speech:Enabled
  • Screen Reader: ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting:Enabled
  • X-Ray:Not Enabled
  • Word Wise:Enabled
  • Sticky notes:On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length: ‎ 288 pages

‘Found: A Veteran Story’ is highly recommended for readers seeking a deeper understanding of PTSD, the recovery process, and the broader struggles veterans face, offering insights into the courage and dedication it takes for veterans to navigate their journey towards healing and adaptation.

Genres: non-fiction, military history, military memoirs, PTSD, psychology, self-help, books for veterans, non-fiction books about Vietnam War

Click here to download your free chapter

cover of LOON by Jack McLean

Click here to download your free chapter