In the book, He Was by Thomas Lowrie, Thomas tells us a story of him having one of those days, or one of those weeks. He asks if you have. If not you’re missing out. The book is written in first person as if he himself went back in time and became someone else.
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“Ever had one of those days, how about one of those weeks? If you haven’t, you are missing out. I spent years priding myself in the fact that I was always with it, I always had my wits about me, until that day. My life changed and not just a little. I became someone else, someone who was far stronger than I am, someone who I could only hope to be. Ray Lafayette was a man who was neither rich nor famous yet I lived every day to see what he would do next. The fear I experienced in that time only made the happiness that much more exciting. I have heard the statement “Don’t judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes.” I walked many miles in his and can say with pride that he and all others from his time were the greatest, all colors, all nationalities, young and old, men and women alike. It may sound great to know the future but there is a dark side to it, an almost unbearable side. Your eyes will be opened to things your mind may not handle. This event has changed me. I no longer wish for things, I live for them.”
Check out the book. It’s a good read especially if your waiting to be deployed, or if you’re waiting on your next mission. There’s a lot of military waiting time. This is a great way of passing the time. It will change your perspective of military life in the 1940’s.
Thomas Lowrie – http://www.thomaslowrie.com/buy-the-book/