As a 115-pound teenager drafted into the United States Army during the Korean conflict, Donald Huard was laughed at, taunted, and bullied by other recruits. He met his military responsibilities effectively, however, facing the potential for a military court martial during one tour of duty before his honorable discharge in 1954. His is an interesting soldier’s story.
Determined to get a college education, Don used the GI Bill to get his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Then, with the firm support of his wife and four children over a very long period of seventeen years, he managed to meet the requirements for his master’s and PhD degrees in psychology with minors in both criminology and business. His is a very successful story of constructive determination.
How does one recover at the age of fifty as the loving father of four teenagers grieving the loss of their mother? How does he rebuild his own life following such sadness? Eventually, Don met Margie, the wonderful lady who enabled him to live again.
In this book Dr. Huard, who is now in his mid-eighties, stresses two of his personal survivor stories from fifty years ago. One is about his military training and his Alaskan adventures; the other is about his conflict with the administrative hierarchy at a major state university in his own hometown.