A full cup must be carried steadily; in many regards, my cup has overflowed with blessings. I lived most of my life as a public figure, but the most important things I have accomplished were in the shadows when I was alone and could ponder life's meaning. I have endeavored to tell my story with the facts and dates while blending enough narrative to make the journey through these pages enjoyable. Come walk with me through the pages of my life from child to man; from son to parent; from an Army Private washing dishes to a Commanding Brigadier General; from student to teacher; from a sinner lost to a sinner saved. I have been a servant of humanity, a helpmate to one woman, a father, a grandfather, and best of all a friend to God. Enjoy the trip; it is my gift to you. It has been a blessing to walk the unknown journey while trusting in divine providence to lead the way. Most of my traveling is behind me now, but there still lies a measure ahead in my walk through life's honorable path.