A Memoir of Becoming

by W. Patrick Lang



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/31/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 430
ISBN : 9781663207661
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 430
ISBN : 9781663207685
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 430
ISBN : 9781663207678

About the Book

Here is the epic story of a Walter Lang, a man born into a soldier’s family, who lives a soldier’s life. What makes this adventure particularly compelling is that this young man who made the traditional stations of the Cross along with his brothers from the epoch (hunting with the uncle, forging through formal education, securing life’s love) somehow also contrived to be not merely witness to, but major player, in the grandest events along the timeline of his century, most significantly the war that traumatized America, the one we did not win, the one that contested our most cherished notions of ourselves and that provoked in an Army considered the foremost in the world internal turmoil, anguish, schism. -- Brigadier General (Ret.) Alan Farrell, Virginia Military Institute

About the Author

Colonel W. Patrick Lang spent 26 years in the infantry, Special Forces and Defense Intelligence Agency. Served in Vietnam, as Military Attache in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and in special assignments in the Middle East. Lang was Defense Intelligence Officer for Middle East, ran DIA Global Humint, and was the first Professor of Arab Language at West Point. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute (VMI).