Not Yet? Another Mission by Donald J. Mack

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"Not Yet? Another Mission" refers to the author's frequent self-questioning that it's not time to die yet because God has another task for him to accomplish. This faith-based genre tells the story of a Eurasian-American raised in Hawaii by a single-parent, and who was a gang member and atrocious teenager, but finds salvation as a student-athlete with the help of many mentors such as teachers and coaches, and servants of God and ultimately becomes an Army Special Operations officer upon graduation from the University of California at Los Angles (UCLA). He helps people and especially the unfortunate all over the world; and makes a difference. The hand of God is on his shoulders as he perseveres and accomplishes numerous exceptional achievements with His blessings and miracles, and the support of many, while also almost dying or being killed 22 times before age 30. Briefly, a few achievements: at age 25, CO of Company C, 2nd Battalion (Bn), 7th Infantry "Cottonbalers" of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) and winner of United States Army Europe (USAEUR) Best fighting Infantry Company in Germany; awarded Soldier's Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal, 3 Army Commendation Medals with "Valor" device, Combat Infantryman's Badge, ARVN Ranger Combat Badge, Ranger Tab and Jump Wings; Battalion Commander at age 32 of the 100th Bn, 442nd Infantry "Go For Broke"; trains our Allies in South East Asia and Australia while gaining expertise in Combined Joint operational exercises; promoted to full Colonel at age 41; reassigned as Inspector General to correct systemic problems; becomes a top advocate for hiring severely handicapped personnel and disabled veterans @ CCPO, Pearl Harbor; supports and grows Churches, e.g. Hope Chapel; and voluntarily coaches American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in Honolulu City & County (Kaneohe and Aiea, HI) for nine years. In life, God has a mission for each of us. And when we need help of any kind, no matter what, prayer works and it has the ability to help every single one of us, if we persevere and believe.
 

About Donald J. Mack

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Born in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii and raised in Spreckelsville, Maui and primarily, in Kaimuki, Honolulu. Graduated from Kaimuki Intermediate and High Schools; attended the University of Hawaii and graduated from UCLA with Bachelor of Arts degree; Distinguished Military Graduate of UCLA's Advanced ROTC Program & commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, US Army; CBR Course @ Vilseck, Germany; Aerial Observer's Course @ Kitsingen, Germany; graduate of Infantry Officers' Advanced Course, Ft. Benning, GA; Special Warfare Training at Ft. Bragg, NC; Army Command & General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS and received outstanding student award plaque for C & GSC; Master's degree Business Administration (MBA) from Central Michigan University; graduate of Industrial College of the Armed Forces and USAF's Air War College; Commander, 1085th Training Exercise & Maneuver Group; selected in 1984 as 6th Distinguished Graduate of Kaimuki High School, Honolulu for humanitarian & military achievements; Special Operations staff officer and Assistant Director of Crisis Action Team, War Room, J-3 at PACOM, Camp Smith, HI. Elder at Hope Chapel, Kaneohe, HI and vestry member at St. Peter's, Honolulu. Board of Director at Child & Family Service and Hale Koa Hotel, in Honolulu. Lifetime member of Hawaii's "Go For Broke" Association and UCLA Alumni Association.
 
Published December 5, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 116 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Young Adult.

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Mack’s army career is the beating heart of his memoir, and he provides a bracing, honest portrait of military life, full of the valuable details that only an experienced veteran can provide.

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