Michael Williams’ new book, ‘The Boys of Milo’, is a narrative depicting the true accounts of the Milo boys who served in the military, many of whom were sent to Vietnam

Michael Williams served in the United States Air Force for four years (1970-1974) and the air national guard for 21 years (1977-1998). During active duty, he served as a fire protection specialist, 15 months of which were in Southeast Asia. As a member of the air national guard, he served in fire protection for nine years, another two years on the editorial staff of the military publication (Intake). The last 10 years of his military career were served as the historian for the 132d Fighter Wing. He is a graduate of Simpson College with a bachelor’s degree in English, and is a retired assistant fire chief. His newly completed book, “The Boys of Milo”, is a gripping true account portraying the horrifying events that changed the lives of the Milo boys forever.

Williams shares, “Kids that grew up in the small southern Iowa town of Milo truly had a walk in the park during their childhood. There was so much to enjoy during those tender years as Little Leaguers, Boy Scouts, high school athletes, or members of the school band. Hunting and fishing with friends occupied nearly every weekend and filled those treasured moments with unforgettable memories.

“That all changed when America became involved in the Vietnam War, and the boys of Milo were called to join the military. Soon to be lost would be the innocence of their youth. From 1960 to 1975, nearly two-thirds of the young men from this tightly knit community departed their tranquil town and became soldiers. Many served overseas to include Southeast Asia. Some did not return home. Many came back with visible battle scars and Purple Hearts pinned on their chest. Many returned with hidden wounds, buried deep within their soul that haunted them for years.

“The Boys of Milo is a true account of the events that impacted these young men on their journey to far-flung parts of the United States and the world during an exceedingly difficult time in American history. Some of their stories are humorous, others are so gripping they defy believability. All, however, are true accounts as now told by old men. Their stories allow those who knew them to remember and for all to understand them.

“‘Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked? When times are good, be happy: but when times are bad, consider God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.’ — Ecclesiastes 7:13-15”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Michael Williams’ new book is a sensational story of having the will to face the rough changes with brave servitude. This book also helps the readers fully understand the struggles of survival and the haunting memories that follow after the war.

Readers can purchase “The Boys of Milo” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant books is an international Christian-owned and -operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work that appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

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