This book is about a real American Hero who received the Carnegie Hero Medal for Bravery. It's also about his son who grew up in SMALL TOWN U.S.A. along side of him. One of the greatest gifts we were given as kids was a vast supply of natural resources like the small creeks, ponds, lakes and woods that hemmed in our rural towns and communities. Without fear or care we were blessed to have the freedom to play, roam, and take advantage of God's limitless creation - nature was our backyard. My dad introduced me as a youngster to these wonderful privileges. In this day of peer pressure, video games, cell phones, high speed internet, availability of drugs and other temptations, it is intended as a challenge to inspire, and encourage, young people today who are growing up in small towns all over America, to get out doors and take advantage of all the natural resources you have around you.