The Ways We Choose

“Rising above extreme adversity was the common response from those with whom I served in North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camps. Dave Carey, a truly motivational individual, describes in heartbreaking detail his experience and, much more importantly, the lessons he learned from that experience and has applied in his life. His is a story of courage and honor and I commend it to anyone who seeks to find the positive that can come from the worst of times.” — Senator John McCain “The Ways We Choose is a powerful story of how, together, American POWs in the Hanoi Hilton were able not just to survive, but to be victorious over great adversity. Dave Carey presents simple, yet profound lessons in perseverance and victory.” — Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager and Leadership By The Book “Dave Carey has written a riveting book that poignantly illustrates the triumph of the human spirit. His experience of conquering in a horrendous environment is a powerful example of and motivator for winning the everyday battles of life. This book is a winner.” — Dr. Ron Jenson, chairman Future Achievement International; author Make Life Not Just A Living Dave Carey is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. During the Vietnam War, after his plane was shot down, he was interred as a POW in Hanoi for five and a half years. His military honors include the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal. He resumed his career as a Naval officer after returning from Vietnam. During that time he held three positions as commanding officer, including service as Director of the Navy’s Leadership and Management program. He retired with the rank of Captain.

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