Professor Frederick Williams is the author of four published novels, has ghostwritten five autobiographies and is the editor of the anthology, "Black is the Color of Strength." He recently completed a screen script, "Wipe Out: Defending Black Wall Street," for a film bringing to the screen the great accomplishments of Black Americans on Black Wall Street in 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the hate that destroyed it.
I started my life on a rocky path. And 3 severe traumas by age 3. Went to a ridiculous war. Came home. Had an unsurvivable TBI. I have had a very tough go at it. Yet I'm at peace. I'm smiling. I'm completely functional. My life is a testament to God. And all you can achieve with him on your side. He always is regardless.
About A Soldier's Path:
An eighth-generation Texan, BEN H. ENGLISH was raised mostly in the Lajitas-Terlingua area. An honors graduate of Angelo State University, he served in the United States Marine Corps for seven years, was a high school teacher, and retired after twenty-two years in the Texas Highway Patrol.