My Journey

My Journey

by William Steele


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In his intriguing memoir, Major General William Steele retraces his journey from rural Georgia during the Great Depression to life in the military. Whether commanding an infantry battalion during the Vietnam War or serving as Senior Aide to Army Chief of Staff General Westmoreland, Bill's dedication to his country is evident. His personal sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies are described with emotion and his intelligence and subtle humor come through in the telling of his life story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615610023
Publisher: Magnifico Manuscripts, LLC
Publication date: 04/12/2012
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

William B. Steele was raised in southern Georgia and attained a degree from the University of Georgia in business administration. He earned a masters in international relations from George Washington University.
During his 29 years in the U.S. Army, he commanded troops up to division level, saw combat in Vietnam, held many staff/instructor positions and attained the rank of major general. He received numerous decorations and awards.
Upon retirement from the Army, he began a second career with Aflac, eventually retiring as Senior Vice President for International Operations. He still maintains contact with the Army and is president of the National Infantry Association. Virginia, his wife of 54 years, died in 2003. He later married Sandra Cross, and they currently reside in Columbus, Georgia.

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My Journey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bobcoffey More than 1 year ago
This book recounts the author's life from early childhood, through high school, college, marriage, military career, private sector career and retirement. The early years are particularly fascinating, revealing his experiences, feelings and aspirations. It provides insight into the strain on family life due to long separations during unaccompanied deployments. It is not without sadness due to the deaths of his first wife, a son and other family members, which lead to an increasing growth in his religious faith. In short, this is the story of an exemplary life of a very modest man who accomplished much in his journey and who attributes everything to his strong faith in God. His simple, matter-of-fact style of writing is self effacing, but it is clear that he applied himself with great focus on accomplishing whatever mission he was assigned, both military and personal, and he was rewarded with successes and promotions, both in his military and private sector careers. Having had the pleasure of meeting the author and contributing in a small way by photographing his military insignia for the book's cover, I found that reading his book was an interesting way of getting better acquainted with someone I already liked and admired. I was continually struck by his ability to have recalled, researched and recovered the myriad dates, details, names, places and events of a life time of experiences. To have recorded them in this manner for his family, friends and others is a wonderfully inspiring gift. It is yet another example of his dedication to the assignment. I salute you, sir. Mission accomplished! Robert Coffey