Veteran with PTSD tells how good God is in book

Veteran with PTSD tells how good God is in book
January 21
00:00 2016

Special to The Chronicle

A veteran from Winston-Salem has written a book describing his tough life and how God has seen him through it.

George S. Horton says that as he began taking a serious inventory of his life and his many blessings, it became obvious to him just how good God had been to him throughout his journey.  He realized that he had a testimony to impart and wanted to find a meaningful way to share it.

He offers his testimony in a book, “Crossroads In Life.”

“Crossroads In Life” recounts the author’s experiences from childhood to adulthood as he faces the everyday challenges of growing up African-American during the early years of desegregation, serves in the Vietnam War, and returns home with the added burden of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

The beginning of the book details one of the author’s earliest memories of riding a bus by himself as a 3- or 4-year-old, shipped off by his mother to live with relatives in another state. The remainder of the story demonstrates how he did not let this difficult beginning permanently cloud his future.

“Crossroads In Life” was published on Dec. 2, 2015, by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.  The book is available on and  E-book versions are also available for Kindle Notebooks.  Book signings have been held recently in Winston-Salem and the author’s hometown of Lenoir.

Horton is a Master Mason with Salem Lodge #139.  He is an active member of VFW Post #9010.  He is an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where he sings on the Communion Singers’ Choir and is a member of the Laymen’s League.  

He is married to the Rev. Dianne Horton, and they have two grown children, Jamaal Ali and Escada Simone.  


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