Book Speaking Event to Foster Troop Appreciation


El Dorado Hills, CA --- Young men and women are returning from the battlefronts of the Global War on Terror every day. People wanting to support our troops often find themselves wanting to understand and appreciate what they have endured, but not knowing where to begin. Richard S. Lowry has spent the last eight years of his life talking to returning veterans in this vein. He will be promoting his new book New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah this summer. For a complete listing of dates, visit


New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah is the story of America’s sons and daughters at war. In it, Lowry tells stories of courage, sacrifice, and valor not heard through the mainstream media. “My book tells stories of ordinary Americans serving their country. Stories that, I hope, will touch the readers’ soul,” Lowry said.


“I’m very grateful that my husband’s story has been shared with so many people. I hope that it is helpful for other people in understanding what our troops are going through and what they have done for us,” said Jennifer Rubio, a wife of a wounded Fallujah veteran whose story appears in New Dawn.


Lowry’s goal when writing New Dawn was to “tell the stories of our young men and women at war, and tell them accurately.” Lowry said.


Lowry’s interviews have also had an impact on family and friends of those wounded and killed in action. “We are thankful for the inside story. It was impossible to get this during the services we attended,” said a Gold Star father. “My son Andrew’s fellow soldiers were still hurting, you could see it in their eyes. So I never pushed. We thank Richard Lowry.”


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About the Author


Richard S. Lowry is an internationally recognized military historian and award-winning author of Marines in the Garden of Eden (Berkley Caliber, 2006), The Gulf War Chronicles (iUniverse Star, 2003 and 2008), and US Marine in Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003 (Osprey, 2006) and was a contributing author to Small Unit Actions (United States Marine Corps History Division, 2008). Richard was the military consultant for the award-winning documentary film, Perfect Valor. He has appeared on Book TV and Veterans Chronicles and is regularly featured on the Andrea Shea King internet radio program. He is a military contributor to WFLA news radio in Orlando and has appeared on several regional television and radio programs. Richard is a veteran of the United States Navy’s submarine service, father of three grown sons, and longtime resident of Central Florida.