This is a real story told by the person who lived it, Peter Gravett. A product of the early 1940's segregated Jim Crow South, his true to life story unfolds starting at age eight growing up in a public housing project following his family's migration to California during World War Two. As one of twelve children, eleven surviving, born to into an industrious and religious centered home where traditional values were taught and education was encouraged, the book tracks him from his pre-teen years through high school and his first tour of duty in the Army by way of the Army National Guard, through four illustrious careers including achieving the rank of Police Watch Commander for the Los Angeles Police Department and Major General of the United States Army. This fascinating tale tracks his march from the East Garrison part of Camp Roberts which housed Colored soldiers and German and Italian POWs during World War Two, to his residence in the Ranch House which was used exclusively only by high ranking officers and becoming the first black officer to do so. This fully illustrated and documented book follows his service as a high government civilian position, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of Defense, a Governor's Cabinet and as a successful international businessman including photos and details of his receipt of numerous awards and decorations, meetings with Royalty and heads of state, honors awarded by several countries, and meetings with celebrities and served veterans. A detailed closing segment acknowledges the success of his four career life to his family, whom he credits with the inspiration and encouragement for his success.