Short Summary

The book is done, it is published and now it is ready for you to read and enjoy my story.

I am happy to share my experience growing up on the plains of South Dakota, completing grade school in a one-room school, surviving blizzards, including getting lost in our yard. I have virtually all positive memories, for example, I remember being in severe pain, but I don’t remember the pain. I can look back and see points where a different decision by me would have changed my life, but not necessarily better for me.

About the Author

Born in Mitchell, SD, the only one of my siblings born in a hospital. Raised on a farm by a father that encouraged his children to follow their dreams. He planned on me taking his place on our farm, but I saw a different future that did not include farming. College was in the future, but initially a failure and the Air Force seemed like an appropriate place to plan my future.

Book Reviews

A reminder that rural America lagged behind in recovering from the great depression and youth on a farm in South Dakota. A young man inspired by John Kennedy who answered the JFK challenge to America in a military career culminating in promotion to the highest enlisted rank with a wide variety of experience and interesting anecdotes. Then after a full career, a man that continued to challenge himself by returning to and completing college.

Charles Donnelly, Amazon customer:

Book Reviews

A reminder that rural America lagged behind in recovering from the great depression and youth on a farm in South Dakota. A young man inspired by John Kennedy who answered the JFK challenge to America in a military career culminating in promotion to the highest enlisted rank with a wide variety of experience and interesting anecdotes. Then after a full career, a man that continued to challenge himself by returning to and completing college.

Charles Donnelly, Amazon customer:

Book Reviews

A reminder that rural America lagged behind in recovering from the great depression and youth on a farm in South Dakota. A young man inspired by John Kennedy who answered the JFK challenge to America in a military career culminating in promotion to the highest enlisted rank with a wide variety of experience and interesting anecdotes. Then after a full career, a man that continued to challenge himself by returning to and completing college.

Charles Donnelly, Amazon customer:

Book Reviews

A reminder that rural America lagged behind in recovering from the great depression and youth on a farm in South Dakota. A young man inspired by John Kennedy who answered the JFK challenge to America in a military career culminating in promotion to the highest enlisted rank with a wide variety of experience and interesting anecdotes. Then after a full career, a man that continued to challenge himself by returning to and completing college.

Charles Donnelly, Amazon customer:

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