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Without Surrender

Tribute to a Soldier
  • Also available as: E-Book, Perfect Bound Softcover
  • Published: February 2009
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 153
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781436394567

A soldier’ military might is inseparable from his intensely human characteristics. The latter coincide with and bolster his valor in wartime. Sgt. William D. Blahut, Jr. (“Bill”) exemplified this truth. Born into a nurturing household in Whitehouse, New Jersey, Bill’s formative years were filled with the promise of someday emulating his father, a World War Il state trooper and New Jersey paratrooper. Love for and from his parents and sister, Wanda, provided inspiration and the foundation for his military goals; but destiny’s capricious hand attempted to thwart his dreams when, at age five, he sustained nearly fatal injuries in a car accident Notwithstanding his tenuous odds of survival and ensuing physical limitations, Bill surprised medical science and his family by working his way back to health. Then, just before he turned nine, the family’s emotional resilience was tested once again when Bill’s father suddenly passed away. In a seemingly endless cycle of challenge, the family bravely clung to each other and rallied, with Dad’s memory and Mom’s quiet perseverance as their pillars of strength. Bill’s dream never faded — at least in thought — and could not be suppressed. In an effort to join the National Guard, he surpassed the limits of ordinary human potential, demonstrating remarkable physical and mental prowess. Bill confronted the dualities of tragedy and triumph with uncommon dignity and courage. For seven months, he served with distinction in Iraq and came home — under circumstances which no one ever could have conjured. His life was — and ever will remain — a testament to finding beauty in the moment and recognizing what is truly important.

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