Journey from Hell's Half Acre

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AuthorHouse, Dec 20, 2004 - Travel - 164 pages
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Journey From Hellís Half Acre is not just another war story.† It is about the heart and soul of those who have gone off to live on the outer perimeter of society and survived.† Elements of the book will make you laugh and other sections may make you tear up, but there will be some part of this book that almost everyone will be able to associate with.

My story begins as the plane descends over Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam in 1969.† After almost two years in Vietnam, a trip to Australia and a motorcycle trip across the United States, the story ends in a small town in Northern North Carolina.† Some journeys cannot be measured in miles alone, but by the beauty, wisdom and knowledge gleamed along the way.

The book address the emotional and psychological aspect of the inner man as one soldier wrestles with his conscience to do what is right in a hostile environment, then returns not only to home, but to God.† The author tells what it was really like to journey from the gates of hell in South East Asia to the shores of paradise in a place called Eden.† The reader may be left with a real sense that there is a higher power that does indeed direct our foot steps.

Men and Women of all walks of Life who enjoy stories of Adventure and travel and stories of inner strength will be delighted with Journey From Hellís Half Acre.

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About the author (2004)

Roger L Thurman is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. , with a BAS degree in accounting. It was at Guilford that he became interested in writing. He returned to Guilford to seek the advice of Janet Cochran who is head of the English Department at Guilford. Upon reviewing his incomplete manuscript she referred him to Professor Smith who is an editor at the college. He was in contact with Professor Smith on several occasions in connection with his manuscript entitled, Journey From Hellís Half Acre.

Roger served almost three years in the Army with two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was an eye witness to one of Americas greatest tragedies. He has also been active in the local church for thirty years, serving as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Given the nature of his book, he believes it would be well received by the veterans of America, as well as, the religious community, and motorcycle enthusiast everywhere.

He has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for the past eighteen years as a Letter Carrier. Roger is happily married to a wonderful and supportive wife. Roger and Gail have been married for thirty-three years and have two grown children and two grand-children. Camping, weight lifting, and motorcycling are among his favorite leisure activities.

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