This is not “just another war story”. It is a sensitive, in-depth account, such as is rarely shared, of the “born to run” boy turned soldier. Thorold “Boom” Marsaw shares his innermost thoughts and personal life stories of becoming and being one of Canada’s military peacekeepers and leaders. You’ll soon discover why his nickname “Boom” fit like a glove throughout his career—and beyond! Intensive training, war games, Korean war, peacekeeping...? Canada, Korea, Germany, Norway, India, Pakistan, Cyprus...? Child, teen, cadet, man...? Private to Lieutenant Colonel...? Yes—and now he shares his wide and exciting experiences with all of us! Inevitably, his sense of humor just has to surface, as does his personal faith which often shows through. A hero? “Boom” avoids the term, but what do you call a man who rescued a soldier from a burning building and who consistently engaged his men in intensive training that, no doubt, saved many lives? And what’s a leader whose peacekeeping efforts were measured, not by the number of casualties, but by how few munitions flew and how quickly peace was attained? Ultimately, this book is about a high-energy boy who developed into a “no problem” Lieutenant Colonel. His insights inspire all of us to achieve even more than we dreamed possible. - Editor, James F. Pittaway, B.Sc., M.Ed.