Ken Holly is just an ordinary guy with an ordinary past. He grew up in post-World War II America as a middle-class boy in an old-fashioned suburban neighborhood, learning the value of hard work and absorbing the strong ethics of the Greatest Generation. But being ordinary is what makes Ken special.
Whimsical and honest, An Ordinary Guy shares Ken's story of how a childhood spent in Houston, Texas, in the 1950s made a lasting impact on his life. Ken was a faithful church-goer who grew up surrounded by World War II veterans and was active in Boy Scouts; in this memoir, he reveals how each of these influences shaped him into the adult he is today.
He also discusses how his values sustained him in some of the most challenging times of his life. While serving in the US Navy as an aviation electronic tech and radioman, Ken had some close calls, but came out of them unscathed. Following his military service, he went back to school, built a career in electronics, and married his wife, Pat. He became a father twice with the birth of his two daughters and continued working until his retirement in 2011. Through all of life's challenges, Ken never forgot those influential days of his youth.