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PART ONE……GROWING UP ON A FARM

HONESTY AND RESPECT……CURIOUS CHILD………….. TORNADO……….. MY MOTHER……. BRUSH ARBOR REVIVAL……MILKING COWS…… ANGRY FATHER…… BARN BURNED……… DAY I WAS SAVED……. HELPING STRANGERS……. BALING HAY…………HARD TIMES…….. GROWING UP IN 1952……….RAGS……….. TRAPPING RABBITS….. WAITING FOR DAD…. GROWING COTTON…DAD’S RAMBLINGS……. RURAL SCHOOL….WORKING TOGETHER… LESSON IN LOVE……. LOSING THE FARM…. SEARCHING FOR JUNK…..AUTO SALVAGE……….MY CHANCE….. BUILDING A CHURCH…HIGH SCHOOL OLD TIME REVIVAL…….. ROUTE 66……………… BUILDING A CHURCH….. GROWING UP IN 1950………………………

PART TWO……STORIES ABOUT MY FAMILY

LEAVING HOME…..MEETING PHYLLIS…. DAY AFTER DANCING RETURNING HOME…. COURTING PHYLLIS……. DATING PHYLLIS….. PLAYMATES IN 1948……….. ..WILL YOU MARRY ME ..MARRIAGE…….. THE FIRST YEAR…………… BASIC TRAINING………..GERMANY……………… MY FRIEND BERNARD…………..SNOW, SNOW AND MORE…………….. LIVING IN GERMANY………… AN ADDITION TO THE FAMILY…………….. IN-LAWS…. FT BLISS…. ONE THAT GOT AWAY…….. PROMISE MADE WHEN THINGS GO WRONG………. CYNTHIA THE TEACHER……….. RANDY THE PREACHER………. OLD TIME REVIVAL………THINGS SAID FROM PULPIT……. YELLOWSTONE PARK………..WISCONSIN…………….. BAD LANDS…….TETONS……… GUADALUPA RIVER…….RODEO AT THE CORN PALACE…….CREEDE CO………… PHYLLIS’ GRANDMOTHER….. PHYLLIS’ PHILOSOPHY……. BASIC TRAINING…. GOING TO GERMANY……LIVING IN GERMANY………. TAKING IN-LAWS ON TRIP….ADDING FAMILY MEMBER….. BASIC TRAINING AGAIN….. DERELICTION OF DUTIES………GOOD LDR MAKE MISTAKES………….. 1959 WAS A GOOD YEAR……YOUR FAMILY HISTORY…..A LOOK BACK.. SALUTE TO PATRIOTISM ……………THE HEARTACHE OF SEPARATION. .REMEMBERING……CHRISTMAS AGAIN…… WHY GOD SPARED ME… THE NICKEL IS NOT MINE…….. WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY DAD…..

PART THREE—–REMEMBERING SOUTH VIETNAM

FIRST DAY IN VIETNAM…….. A NIGHT WITH THE 3RD PLT…. MY FIRST BATTLE….. CAPTURE ENEMY SOLDIER…. THE LONGEST DAY………… THE DARKNESS NIGHT……….. MY LAST MISSION AS PLT LDR……. INTELL OFFICER……….. TEMPORARY COMMANDER………………… COMMANDER AGAIN…….. BEATLES AND THINGS THAT BITE… WAITING IS HARD……. MY FIRST COMMAND……FAILURE TO DIG IN NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF A CDR………LAST MISSION………….. RIGHTEOUS ANGER VIETNAM……..A SURPRISE VISIT……. PERSONAL INTEGRITY… SEVEN NAMES ON WALL….. FINDING SGT DILL….A LOOK BACK…….. HEARTBREAK OF SEPARATION…SURPRISE VISIT….A LETTER FROM PACE….. OPERATION THAYER II…….THE BATTLE, 23-24 April, 1967…….THE BATTLE CONTINUED, 25-30 APRIL, 1967…..HAUL OF POLISHED RICE… TRAGEDIES AND MIRACLES……..TEN HOURS IN VIETNAM……. LETTER TO THE EDITOR…….NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF A PLT LDR……WHY ME LORD…… ASST BDE OPS OFFICER…….. MORTAR ATTACK………………..

PART FOUR…….THINGS DAD TOLD ME

CHILDHOOD ILLNESS………..GROWING UP……………. GOING TO CALIFORNIA……… DAD TALKS ABOUT HIS SISTERS…. LEARNING TO READ…. HIS WIFE, ADDIE……….. BOARDING THE SHIP…….. FIGHTING GERMANS IN MONCOUR… ASSISTANT GUNNER………….. DAD’S RAMBLINGS……………….