World War II permanently and irrevocably changed the world. Forever after, technology, warfare, and most markedly, society, would never be the same. History books teach of cataclysmic events like Pearl Harbor and the atom bomb as the transformers of mankind, but the real force of change began more subtly in the hearts and minds of individual citizens defending their countries and their freedom.
Far removed and many years later, on a morning already off to a bad start from an unexpected snowstorm, a jaded emergency room doctor settles in for a day promised to be full of weather-related accidents. His second patient of the morning is a seemingly delusional former soldier found wandering outside with no trace of identification.
In attempting to discover the man’s identity, the doctor becomes ensnared in the patient’s memories of adventure from bygone days in the Army Air Corps. Tales of training, deployment, and ultimately capture and torture, where more than this soldier's personal bravery would be put to the test. More so than his courage, memories of the love of his life, his Visions of Mary, would serve as his strength, seeing him through the gauntlet of the most perilous years of his life, eventually culminating in his nomination for the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Author Joseph Richardson paints a stunningly raw, emotionally touching tale based on a true patient encounter. Visions of Mary is about the strength of love to get one through the worst of times and to find the most far-reaching depths of courage.