From the Ashes of 391

To Mules, Mad Dogs, and Morse Code

by Allen Brady



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/26/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 512
ISBN : 9781532076763
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 512
ISBN : 9781532076770

About the Book

In many ways, life for Allen Brady began on a 1954 afternoon when his childhood home in Hope Hull, Alabama erupted in flames and burned to the ground. He was four years old. The family home was rebuilt and given the address of 391. In 1974, he experienced another rebirth while in the military in Okinawa—that was the year he married Yoko. Her address included 391, which was eerily similar to his own. In this memoir, Brady recalls the series of events that brought him from Alabama to a faraway island where the course of his life was set. He begins with memories of a small farm existence complete with a mule and wagon (no car and no television). While white, he was taught by his parents to respect everyone no matter the color of their skin in this racially segregated state. Join the author as he looks back at his life’s unexpected turns, his involvement in Vietnam as part of the Army Security Agency, and what it meant to be a “research operator” working under a cloak of secrecy.

About the Author

Allen Brady was born, raised, and educated in rural Alabama. He left home in 1969 for service in the Army Security Agency, returned home in 1979, and worked in the private sector until his recent retirement. He and his wife, Yoko, are enjoying life as gardeners and spending time with their little dogs, Buddy and Tiny.