Through My Eyes: a story of Hope

Through My Eyes: a story of Hope

by Bob G. Whitworth

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Overview

Through My Eyes: a story of Hope by Bob G. Whitworth

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156681648
Publisher: Aperio Press
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 273
Sales rank: 1,020,425
File size: 19 MB
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About 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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