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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