Always a Soldier: Service, Sacrifice, and Coming Out as America's Favorite Black, Gay Republican
Post Hill Press, 2020 M07 21 - 320 pages
As Seen on Fox & Friends and The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton!
An Iraq War memoir and searing political commentary from Fox News regular and “America’s Favorite Black, Gay Republican” Rob Smith
Moonlight meets American Sniper in this groundbreaking memoir and political commentary from a bold new voice in American politics. Before he became a war veteran and political analyst, he was a young black man who enlisted in the U.S. Army right out of high school, survived the notoriously brutal Infantry basic training, and served while remaining a closeted gay man to all but a few of his colleagues. At his first duty station, he finds himself in dangerous territory when the United States declares war on Iraq; in fact, his unit was one of the first called in after the initial invasion.
Rob's experience offers a ground-level view of life on the front lines in the United States Army in an unforgettable coming-of-age story with a military twist. In addition to his memoir, Always a Soldier highlights his thoughts on current hot-button political topics like the new crop of Black Republicans and the escalating tactics of the LGBTQ community, announcing him as a voice in American politics that will be heard for years to come.
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I read this book on a Saturday afternoon. Although I knew the basic story of Rob Smith's life the book was quite riveting. Mr. Smith is the type of person that our children should know. He was motivated from an early age to get an education. Albeit, he discovered later that an expensive education doesn't necessarily equate to the success he had envisioned. However, he was focused on what he wanted in life and he found a way to get it. He didn't let anyone or anything deter him. He stuck to his plan. Given the obstacles and prejudices that he faced it is truly an inspirational story. He is an impressive young man and his story has only begun.