Once again, Barksdale takes readers inside the everyday lives of ordinary soldiers before they meet what could be the greatest challenges of their young lives. As in “When Duty Called,” Barksdale wants his readers to know these young men intimately. He wants readers to worry with their families and feel the anguish of their looses and experience the full scope of their sacrifices to keep our land free.
He introduces you to their lives on the farm and in small-town Athens, Alabama, before they board the Greyhound in the morning for the first leg of a journey into the unknown, whether the beaches of Normandy, the gut-gnawing hunger of a Korean POW camp or the killing fields of Vietnam.
As in Barksdale’s full circle style of storytelling, he follows young warriors, when and if they return from the fields of battle, and rejoin their community to become productive citizens, husbands, fathers, and grandfathers. But forever, the memory of the callow boy who went off to do his duty and returned a man will remain.
You can purchase this book online and have it shipped or you can purchase them at the Veterans Museum in Athens, Alabama.
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Available at these local locations
Alabama Veteran’s Museum & Archives
Pablo’s On Market – 256-216-8464