Our Brother's Keeper: My Family's Journey Through Vietnam to Hell and Back
About the Author
The recipient of 57 major writing awards during his 36 years as a print journalist, Jedwin Smith twice was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize - in 1984 for his coverage of the U.S. Marine Corps peace-keeping force in Beirut, Lebanon; and in 1986 for his extensive coverage of Africa's longest and deadliest struggle, the Eritrea-Ethiopia civil war, for which he was a Pulitzer finalist. Jedwin, a former Marine, has made numerous TV guest appearances on The History Channel, National Geographic Explorer, The Travel Channel and The Discovery Channel. In 2010 he worked with the Department of Defense in conjunction with Operation Homecoming - helping Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans write their wartime experiences. Besides this special 10th anniversary edition of "Our Brother's Keeper," he is the author of celebrated boxing referee Mills Lane's biography, "Let's Get It On" in 1997, as well as the 2003 publication of "Fatal Treasure" - the untold story of legendary treasure hunter Mel Fisher and his decades-long search for the Atocha, the richest of all Spanish treasure galleons. Presently working on a Civil War novel, plus teaching writer workshops, Jedwin and his wife June have been married 48 years; they have four daughters, three sons-in-laws, and 11 grandchildren.