Through this riveting memoir, the reader is invited to co-pilot the authors rocky journey of failures, triumphs and hard-fought lessons that span from childhood, decades of military service during the tumultuous era of the U.S.
Civil Rights Movement, all the way to retirement as an honorable airman from the U.S. AirForce. In A Triumphant Soul, the author details his experience returning from an overseas deployment to the United States during a time in history when Jim Crow laws were being enforced. He recants in detail the humiliation of suffering through emasculating and dehumanizing racial injustices and mistreatment stateside, while wearing his official, government issued military uniform. Despite, the indignities and frustrations described he nevertheless, served faithfully and honorably. The main character and narrative voice, EJ Tucker, uses these accounts to convey the lesson that a Trumpant Soul, can be defined a number of different ways, which he concludes for his own life is less about a measurement of success against the world's standard. But, it is more about a person's ability to rise from a deficit to overcome insecurities, fears and obstacles.