Terence Barrett, part-time academic staff member in the psychology department, has written a book commemorating heroic actions of forgotten Medal of Honor recipients from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. "The Search for the Forgotten 34: Honored by the U.S. Marines, Unheralded in their Hometowns?" is available for sale online at Amazon.com and on Kindle Books.
Barrett, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps for seven years as an aviation officer, spent years researching the lives of 34 medal recipients who went without hometown tributes for four to six decades despite their heroism. In the book, Barrett recounts their stories, hoping to give honor and respect to the men.
"I hope that this book also provides encouragement and inspiration for active military members overseas who are putting themselves in harm's way for this country," Barrett said.
Barrett is a licensed psychologist in private practice, consults at the Fargo Vet Center and teaches for NDSU's psychology department. He also wrote "Life After Suicide: The Survivor's Experience" and completed "Semper Fidelis: A Psychological Study of Heroic Bravery" in 2006.