A tour in Iraq, followed by a tour in Afghanistan. It was suggested to Jon that he seek counseling for his PTSD symptoms. Instead, he wrote poems. 72 of Jon’s poems appear in this collection. Searing, soaring, gut-wrenching, sardonic, and philosophical…it’s hard to read this eloquent work without holding your breath because of the immediacy with which each poem places you right in the soldier’s shoes. Blood Red Dawn will stick with you long after you close its covers.