This is a story of death and loss, war and heroism, and responsibility and service. But most of all, it is a love story told in the unassuming language of a humble narrator.
Life’s turn of events leave an introspective young man from Pasadena to suffer more loss than most kids have to bear. Though life looks inauspicious, he is not alone or homeless, and he is obviously in the palm of the Lord’s hand. A simple boy from Pasadena tells of the story of his exceptional life as he grows from a weak child into a man of strength.
This unpretentious hero wins the hearts of many a girl, his fellow servicemen, and his Pasadena neighbors. A relationship with his just-right woman is interrupted when he is drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam to fight for his country. Despite many losses, he cherishes his most important gains, the love of his parents, wife, children, and friends.
His ability to remember everything means he is a valuable asset on missions for the US government. Here’s the story of an uncomplicated boy who is exceptional in many ways. He meets life head on and finds meaning and love in a simple life spent in service to his work, his family, and his country.