Proud Of What I Was - A Soldier

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Anyone who ever served in the military can tell a similar story The circumstances change and the names are different but when you deal with young soldiers anything is probable Hill tells the reader about many of these young men and women in some very funny situations He also details what it is like to be the commander of a unit with 200 or more of these soldiers in peacetime and in war In telling the story of his long and varied career he offers some real leadership gems that carry over to industry As one observer quipped every Lieutenant should read this book before spending a day with troops he will either resign his commission or stay in the military until they kick him out The author refers to the family members of military members as the real heroes in the military You will gain a whole new appreciation of what it is like to be an Army spouse Hill and his wife Carla moved 16 times during his 24 year career Once children came along it meant new adventures along with new schools and new friends The term Army Brat is worn with pride but it is a title that is hard earned One knows that military families are nomads but the author explains how assignments happen and the consequences of decisions on careers and promotion He tells the reader about dealing with the ubiquitous assignment offi cer The citizen who has never been around the military will learn a great deal about the inner workings of the career Army Officer and those who support them You will laugh out loud at some of these tales and cry when you learn about the sacrifices these soldiers and the families make You will swell with pride when you hear how some of these men respond from unspeakable adversity Hill is unabashedly proud of all veterans and as the title states he is proud of his many years of service He is Proud of What he was A soldier

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Richard Dan Hill was born and reared in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, a small town in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia. He was the youngest of nine children. His father died when he was just six weeks old and his mother died when he was thirteen. After graduating High School, he moved to Kentucky to attend Georgetown College a small liberal arts school where he majored in History and Political Science. His Army career began in June 1967 shortly after graduation. From Private he rose in rank to retire in 1991 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has been married to his college sweetheart since 1968. Carla took on the role of Army wife and companion for a career that took them around the world over the next quarter century. Dan and Carla have two children and four grandchildren. LTC Hill retired to Gwynn's Island, Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay in 2007 after retiring from industry. He now spends his time working with the local Rescue Squad and fishing and hunting.

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