How Great Thou Art: A Black Boy’s Depression-Era Success Story

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Author House, Jun 17, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
A Black man's struggle through the military in America. The author kept a journal of activities throuhout his life. After being asked numerous time to put into words those achievements to inspire readers to look into the life of a child who heard over time "most likely not to succeed"and rose above those negative comments. The author shares his early years, college, military career and assignments, private industry, his minstry as a Pernament Deacon, and founder of a Safety and Environmental Engineering and Construction company.
 

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Contents

Growing Up
23
Love Marriage Baby Carriage and Race
54
The Rising Son in the Land of the Rising Sun
75
The Agonies of Vietnam Then Back to Dover Air Force Base
90
Griffiss Air Force Base Rome New York
107
Back to Eglin Again
124
Walt Richardson Civilian
168
Bright
190
Deacon Walter Richardson
206
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Page 8 - Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep ; If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take ; And this I ask for Jesus
Page 5 - ... existence, or were temporary. Love is never to cease, v. 8. Knowledge, as a special gift, and perhaps also in the form in which it exists in this world, is to pass away. It is now the apprehension of truth as through a mirror — hereafter it will be lost in immediate vision, vs. 9-12. The permanent graces are faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is Love, v.

About the author (2008)

Walter H. Richardson, a remarkable person, was born at the beginning of the depression in the year 1929. The only son of Lilly, an unwed mother. His success is attributed to a loving mother, a school teacher and his AME Methodist church. Fully utilizing the singing talents inherited from his great grandfather, he entered numerous perceived closed doors of opportunities through courage, faith, and strong self-discipline. He and his lovely wife have raised and educated eight children. He acheived the highest enlisted rank,Chief Master Sergeant, in the United States Air Force. Walter became an ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church and a very successful business owner. He has every reason to devote time to share the true love and knowledge of God, "How Great Thou Art.

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