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Through My Eyes: a story of Hope
     

Through My Eyes: a story of Hope

by Bob G. Whitworth
 

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Read the not often told true story of a drafted combat infantry soldier and the men who fought beside him during the unpopular Vietnam War.

Find hope, as they did, amidst their struggle to survive in the war torn jungles and rice paddies.

Suitable for Young Adults

Overview

Read the not often told true story of a drafted combat infantry soldier and the men who fought beside him during the unpopular Vietnam War.

Find hope, as they did, amidst their struggle to survive in the war torn jungles and rice paddies.

Suitable for Young Adults

Editorial Reviews

U.S. Army First Armored Division, Gulf War 1990-1991 - Steve Lewis
"I smiled, laughed, and shed many tears while reading this book. One word - TRUTH!!! I'm glad I got to read something so real!"
U.S. Army 5th Inf Div., MAC-V. Recipient of two Purple Hearts and Bronze Star with "V" - Michel Stalcup
"Reading this book propelled me back in time to my service in Vietnam and gave me hope for the future."
U.S. Army, 198th LIB. Recipient of two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars with "V" - Bill Green
"As a former grunt in Vietnam, I was deeply moved by this story and how Bob handled the immeasurable stress. This is a must-read."
Brigadier General U.S. Army Retired - Barton J. Gilbert
"Having great respect for the combat soldier, I find Whitworth's description very accurate and compelling. If you want to understand the perspective of the soldier in the field, I believe this is a book you need to read."
Spc. U.S. Army, Iraq 2005-2006 - Joshua Dahlberg
"This book captures the randomness of war and what it's like to be a soldier trying to figure out how to try and survive and understand what can't be..."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156681648
Publisher:
Aperio Press
Publication date:
11/11/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
273
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Bob Whitworth was born in 1946 in Delano, a small farming community in Central California. He grew up hunting, fishing, and building go-carts. As a teenager, he worked for his dad in the gasoline station their family operated. Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 14, 1967 at the age of 20. He served with the Americal Division, 21st Infantry, 4th Battalion, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, Delta Company, 2nd Platoon in the Republic of Vietnam from April 1968 to April 1969, and is a recipient of the Bronze Star with “V,” the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge, as well as other awards.

When Bob came back from the war it was a struggle, as it is for many veterans, to find work that suited him. He held various jobs for the first couple of years but eventually apprenticed with the Steamfitters Local 342 where he worked his way to a General Foreman’s position. His 30 years running jobs in heavy construction gave him opportunities to solve problems and work with many different kinds of people from all over the United States.

Bob earned his private pilot’s license in 1984. Over the years he has owned three airplanes: a Cessna 150, a Cessna 170 and in 1990 he restored a 1954 Cessna 180. He and Beth have adventured together, flying around the western United States.

Today Bob is a mentor for returning soldiers at his local veterans center. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling with Beth. Bob and Beth live on the Central Coast of California, have two
children and five grandchildren.

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