The Stump

My Way out of
Chicago's South Side


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Terry L. Braddock

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Author Bio

Command Sergeant Major Terry L. Braddock (US Army, retired) grew up on the South Side of Chicago during the turbulent and challenging civil rights years. Parents and grandparents instilled in him strong family values and gave him the strength, love, and will to persevere. Having but not knowing what a mentor was at an early age provided the foundation for the path he was to follow.

Selfless service was always his calling, which led him to enlist in the military and enabled him to serve for thirty-seven-plus years and fulfill the greatest words he had ever heard spoken—those by our thirty-fifth president, John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” 

His most cherished military award received was the Army Distinguished Service Medal, normally reserved for general officers. It is given for exceptionally meritorious service when positions of great significance are held.

He currently resides in San Antonio and is married to his best friend, wife, and soul mate, Kathleen.

Author Photograph courtesy of Daniel W. Torres Photography
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The Stump - Abridged Version
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  • Galveston Book Festival
  • Lone Star Book Festival
    Seguin Civic Center
  • 2nd Annual African American Author's Showcase
    Moonlight Ballroom & Conference Center
  • Guest Speaker - Coconut Grove Rotary (Miami)
    The Sailing Club of Coconut Grove
  • Keynote Speaker - Veteran's Day Hill Country Middle School
    Hill Country Middle School
  • Indie Beacon Radio Program
    San Antonio, TX, USA
  • MLRS Veterans Reunion
    Holiday Inn San Antonio Nw - Seaworld Ar
  • Meet the Author - Sit & Sign Event
    The Twig Book Shop
  • Book Signing - Ft. Sam Houston PX
    Fort Sam Houston
  • Guest Speaker- Madison East Rotary Club
    Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison
  • Guest Speaker - Lake Zurich Rotary Club
    D & J Bistro
  • Guest Speaker - South Austin Rotary
    The Park on South Lamar
  • Guest Speaker - West Austin Rotary
    Westwood Country Club
  • Carver Library
    Carver Library
  • Guest Speaker - Phoenix Camelback Rotary Club
    7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
  • Guest Speaker - Boerne Sunrise Rotary
    Hungry Horse Restaurant and Catering
  • Book Signing- Ft. Sam Houston PX
    Fort Sam Houston- PX
  • Meet the Author/Book Signing
    San Antonio Petroleum Club
  • Book Launch
    Boiler House at The Pearl

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