This book is a discussion of evolving challenges played against a backdrop of exciting adventures that made up Gilleland’s life. While growing up in Southern Illinois, and later while serving in the U.S. military and working in the corporate world, he visited 35 countries on five continents, but always preferred life in the United States. He and his wife have lived in 12 states, any one of which he favored over life abroad.
Stars, Stripes, and Corporate Logos covers his life in the Midwest, in the U.S. Navy, while attending Southern Illinois University, his career in the U. S. Air Force and the civilian world, as well as his retirement in Florida. He also includes a chapter on how writing satisfies the soul.
His God, his wife, and his mother, combined with outside influences from the military and corporate environments, guided Gilleland’s life. This book explains how all of these factors combined to make him who he is.
In addition to Stars, Stripes, and Corporate Logos, Gilleland has written four other books in a series about America that includes:
- America: A Cultural Enigma
- America: Where Great Things Happen
- America: An Exceptional Nation
- America: A Conflicted Nation
All of Gilleland’s books are available from his publisher, Black Rose Writing, or from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, booksamillion.com, or directly from him. Once published, he will offer a signed copy of Stars, Stripes, and Corporate Logos at a discounted price of $15.00.