Duty and patriotic pride quickly degenerated into a fight for survival. Taking one of the most dangerous jobs in an infantry company, Dave came home with hardly a scratch. There were no odds to explain the supernatural protection he received. After two months, that covering extended to everyone around him when he walked point. Over time, that unbelievable luck turned into a curse as walking point and going home became vexing choices between life and death.
Like most vets, Dave thought he buried the war after coming home. Surviving the horrors of Vietnam meant he could handle anything. Thirty years later his life was falling apart. Hed given up. Leaving his family seemed to be the only way to stop the pain. Learn the lessons in Not Enough Tears which can bring healing to tens of thousands who are still hurting and dont understand why.
"A wonderful book—fresh and intelligent. Broyles's eye for Vietnam, then and now, is unerring."
"[A] superbly written, often moving story of Broyles' journey back to the killing ground in Vietnam where he once served as a Marine lieutenant. A cool, clear meditation that stings the heart."
"A first-rate piece of work, infused with an ideal American common decency and common sense."
"Exceptional and memorable."
In Up from the Fields, Bailey narrates his life story against the backdrop of his unflappable faith in Godfollowing him from his birth on a Mississippi plantation, where as a boy, he watched the crop dusters and dreamed of flying a plane one day. This memoir recalls running in the fields of Mississippi, playing football in Texas, being stationed at various military bases in the United States and abroad, and running the Texas State Guard. It provides insight into the life of one man who spent thirty-two years in uniform.
A motivational story with photos included, Up from the Fields follows Baileys journey from a lieutenant in the Vietnam War to a rank of major general.