Tales from an Old Soldier's Footlocker

Stories written on Sleepless nights by a Sailor, Soldier, AG Advisor, Military Intelligence Agent, Senior Foreign Field Advisor, Teacher, Army Ranger. Logan Barbee

by Logan Barbee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/11/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781663244208
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781663244215
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781663244192

About the Book

In basic training, every soldier used to keep a wooden footlocker near the bed. It was a place to store trinkets, memorabilia, photos, and keepsakes. That’s how Logan Browning Barbee, a retired U.S. Army colonel who later served as an adviser to the Iraqi government, thinks about this book—as a place to hold a hodgepodge of stories. In addition to his career in the military and government, Barbee was a teacher, merchant seaman, county extension director at the University of Florida, family man and so much more. In this memoir, he shares highlights from his life, beginning with his boyhood in the country in Calhoun County, North Florida, to a jarring move as a teenager when he moved to town. He missed country living and went from being an A-student to a C-student. He also looks back at joining the Merchant Marines, being drafted, serving twenty-two years in the Army, his time in Iraq, and a lifetime of adventures. Join the author as he shares tales from his footlocker that reveal his identity, personality, and legacy.

About the Author

Logan Browning Barbee is a country boy from North Florida who joined the Merchant Marines and was drafted into the U.S. Army. After two years of enlisted service, he started college and joined the ROTC. He went to Army Ranger School and graduated as a U.S. Army Ranger with a Bachelor of Science degree and master’s degree. He served twenty-two years in the U.S. Army Reserves and on active duty, retiring as colonel. He also worked as a county extension director for twenty-five years with the University of Florida. He later reported to U.S. State Department and other agencies as a senior field adviser to the Iraqi government, the civilian population, and U.S. forces.