This self autobiographical book/diary was written by my Great-grandfather, and was minimally edited for clarity. The reader will be taken to The American Indian Wars, Spanish War, Philippine Insurrection, and WW1 in France. During WW1 Jesse was manning the French 75mm aka Soixante-Quinze. He was also member of The American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F) under General Pershing.
Jesse's diary provides a first-hand account of what an ordinary man of his time experienced during 25 years in the military. It reveals the good and the bad in our human character, complete with dark encounters and enlightening surprises. But descriptions of brutal killings and methods of torture may not be suitable for some readers.
"We all write through pain" a relative told me upon reading Jesse's diary, and I can say with certainty that his diary has meant so much to me during my own dark times. But beyond offering me great solace and free therapy, Jesse has taken me to many positive places. I hope his extraordinary life will do the same for you! The diary is great reading, but the audible book is fantastic to listen to as well!