A Lost SOULdier-One of Many
by Elizabeth E Stirling, ED.M
Pub Date 02 Mar 2018
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Elizabeth Stirling’s new book is based in truth and dedicated to the courageous men and women in the US Armed Forces who have been subject to military sexual abuse and related post-traumatic stress disorder. Military SEXploitation: A Lost SOULdier – One of Many describes one woman’s battle to bring her abusers to justice. This graphic, honest and inspirational account has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.
When Julia Ferguson enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Cold War, little did she know that the price of her enlistment would include sexual exploitation from the Army recruiter himself—followed by several high-ranking non-commissioned officers who would take sexual advantage of her and other young newly enlisted women over a two-year period.
“It seemed like the stage was being set for the wolves to go after the unsuspecting innocent sheep and to move in for the ultimate slaughter!”
Julia then discovers the ultimate survivor in herself, testifying against her abusers and surviving reverse discrimination, sexual exploitation, and rape; and she finds a measure of justice when the officers and non-commissioned officers are charged and prosecuted for their crimes.
Despite the post-traumatic stress she experienced after her honorable discharge from the Army, Julia finds that the effects of her abuse have led her to personal and professional growth and development over the years, and her story is, ultimately, one of triumph.
“I would like to be remembered as the catalyst for both female and male veterans and soldiers of the US Armed Forces to be courageous enough to speak up, stand in their own truth and share their experiences with sexual trauma and related PTSD,” the author explains.
Military SEXploitation: A Lost SOULdier-One of Many is available for purchase in print and ebook formats.