By George Brummell
Foster Winans edited Brummell's manuscript, helping him craft a random collection of memories into a page-turning memoir. This is the story of a black soldier's journey through Vietnam, blindness, and back. Unforgettably funny, risque, bittersweet, and inspiring, this is a story about growing up black in rural Maryland, joining the Army at age 17, and being posted to Korea, then Germany, and finally Vietnam in 1966, where the author was wounded and blinded by a landmine. He has learned to live with blindness and overcome life's obstacles with determination, humor, and humility. A touching, funny, sexy memoir about both the African American experience and learning to live on the other side of darkness.