For Army "grunt" Bob Whitworth, the war in Viet Nam was 12 long months of danger, stress, fatigue and hardship. Yet he calls his new memoir of those months, "A Story of Hope."
Former infantryman Bob Whitworth titled his autobiographical account of his year on the ground in Viet Nam, Through My Eyes. But he also made a point of adding, in much smaller type, his key subtitle for the book: "A Story of Hope."
Bob Whitworth will be a featured speaker at the Veterans Day Observation in Sonoma Saturday morning. The series of weekend events, billed as the "Cost of Freedom Tribute" also features the traveling 3/5 scale model of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall from the Capitol Mall in Washington D.C. Seeing that, Whitworth says, is a powerful experience.