New Book Tells Man’s Struggle Leaving Life of War

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Author tells story of soldier’s fight to escape his past and start a new life through God

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Oftentimes when a boy becomes a soldier, it is a lifestyle change that he cannot escape. In the new fiction White Lion (published by AuthorHouse) Walter Williams tells a story about one man’s struggle though life after Vietnam.

The story takes him from being a young boy in the country to being drafted into the Army at 18 to fight in the Vietnam War, and training to become a sniper. The book details his training and highlights the extreme emotions he encountered during the fight. The war imbued him with a kill-or-be-killed lifestyle.

His experiences haunted him for the rest of his life, especially the loss of his best friend in combat, who died protecting him. Coming home from the war, he is shocked at the public’s reaction when some call him a baby killer, spitting on him for doing his duty.

Next it was my turn. I told my story and when asked if I had any remorse for my actions, I said yes, as a trained soldier, I was embarrassed that I lost control of my emotions. For these two men to make a mockery of me and the soldiers I have served with was simply more than I could take. I was not only defending my honor but that of my men as well. I was sorry for what I did to these two men however they need to accept some of the responsibility for their actions as well.

He becomes even closer with his friend’s family as they introduce him to God – but he is skeptical and resists. Instead, he feels the only thing he is good at is killing, turning to a life as a mercenary for three years, serving in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa.

He begins to realize there is something more to life, reuniting with his friend’s family and joining them in their evangelistic ministry. He even marries his high school sweetheart, and creates an outreach for homeless veterans. He is unable, however, to leave his past behind him as he continues to be a hired assassin. His lifestyle has dire consequences that lead to the murder of his wife.

About the Author
Walter Williams has been blessed to be able to travel to different parts of the world. A self-admitted adventure junkie, he has been able to put some of those adventures into print to share with his readers. He has written articles for several publications, and spent most of his life working with and studying people.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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