About The Book
My Life's Journey In My Own Words
This book is about a young Black man who grew up in the South in the township of Allendale, South Carolina. I attended school at Allendale County Colored Training School before segregation. On December 30, 1950, I voluntarily enlisted in the United States Army.
This is a compelling story about my trials and tribulation, the same probably experienced by many who grew up during segregation and were forced to excel and perform twice as better than white peers to break through social barriers and to satisfy family and parental expectations along with the inner self. As I am getting old, you know, many of my friends continue to ask me, why can’t you sit down and write your life story to include your unique military experience, so the future generations will be able to see some of the hardships you encountered before and during segregation.