Vietnam War Veteran and Veterans For Peace activist Scott Camil is the subject of a new graphic novel by Eve Gilbert titled Winter Warrior.
The book relays Camil’s life growing up in Florida in the 1960s as he was indoctrinated with anti-communist sentiment while also developing a deep seeded desire to fight for his country. After joining the marines and experiencing combat in Vietnam, he develops a new sense of purpose as a civilian and decides to dedicate his life to revealing the truth about the war. Eve Gilbert interprets Camil’s story through Winter Warrior with striking detail and care. Winter Warrior captures the brutal reality of the war and the bleak political reality on the domestic front. Winter Warrior recounts both the personal journey of one American and his need for political engagement when his conscience collides with American foreign policy during the height of the Cold War.
Scott Camil will be hosting a book talk this weekend at the Civic Media Center on January 11th, 2020, from 2PM-4PM.
The Civic Media Center is located downtown at 433 S. Main St.
(Parking is available on SE 5th Ave or across Main Street.)