Follow Bob Wood's journey from a small town in Lakeview, Arkansas to a world he never knew existed. He joined the military with the hopes and dreams of making a difference. Will he rise above the racism and oppression and stand for his beliefs, or will he conform in order to survive?
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About the Author
Robert M. Wade, Robert M. Wade was born December 28, 1950 on a rural farm in Mobile,
Alabama when cotton was still "King." He dropped out of high school at age sixteen and
received his GED from Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas in 1968. In 1970, Wade
entered in the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era. During a distinguished
military career, Wade received numerous awards and decorations for dedication to duty and country. It was while on active duty Wade, took up poetry.
While stationed at Ft. Richardson, Alaska and at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Wade received the opportunity to publish his work on a recurring basis. In 1988 his poem, "Black Soldiers of Honor" graced the 5th U.S. Army Poster used during Black History Month at Ft. Sam Houston honoring the service of African American soldiers throughout America's history. He also received accolades from General Colin Powell, the late Congressman Henry B. Gonzales, former First Lady, now Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and former First Lady Barbara Bush, to name a few.