Patriot Sonby Gary Smith
Patriot Son is a chronological map of the author's life as, first, a daydreaming idealist, a soldier, a husband and father, and ultimately, a retired middle school teacher. As his family grows, the reader is taken from one assignment to another across the globe. Adventures of an army family add realism and sometimes humor to the account. Included in the story are… See more details below
Patriot Son is a chronological map of the author's life as, first, a daydreaming idealist, a soldier, a husband and father, and ultimately, a retired middle school teacher. As his family grows, the reader is taken from one assignment to another across the globe. Adventures of an army family add realism and sometimes humor to the account. Included in the story are letters to and from home during the Gulf War, outlining the frustrations on both the homefront and a potential war zone. Much of the story is taken from diaries kept by the author beginning in 1986. The final chapter of Patriot Son is dedicated to a fellow veteran, one who served in Vietnam but battled ghosts of that tragic time in American history. The author offered to take his friend to Washington, DC, to put those terrible memories to rest. His friend was not able to confront the demons of the past in that manner, so the author interviewed him for several days, producing a story dedicated to all Vietnam vets who have fought the same battle for so long. Patriot Son serves as a dedication to veterans of all foreign wars, particularly Vietnam. Please join all Americans in welcoming these brave men home, at last.
- Trafford Publishing
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)
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Captured my attention early. Truthful story of a young man's dreams for a life of service to his country.
This book is a definitive must read for all veterans, of all wars. It perfectly portrays army life from a soldier, husband, and father. Deploying in the gulf war. And also talking about growing up in the 60's.
A tale told from the dreamer's point of view. A great story about hopes and dreams and the obstacles that get in the way. For anyone who has ever served in the Armed Forces or has loved someone who has, this is a must read!
Thank you Gary, you have written an awesome book. To those of you that haven't read this yet let me be the 1st person to tell you DON"T MISS THIS!!!! Gary has done a superb job of writing about the 70's from a teenager-90's and later as an adult. If you remember the News with almost a full program of "News from the Front", ie. Vietnam, you don't want to miss this book. A great read!
For all vets and military family members - don't miss this real life story - follow the author thru his dreams, triumphs and disappointments. It gives you a whole new appreciation of our military men and women - past and present! Thank-you Gary Smith!