Archive for December 4th, 2011

No Time to Sleep

December 4, 2011

I have heard so many stories from so many people who heard a voice or felt a sense of urgency to do something right now that appeared to make no sense. Yet obeying that inner command turned out to be life-saving. This story by A.C. Brackett, Attalla, Alabama, appeared in Guideposts. Click here for another such Guideposts story.

What would ever compel this US Army sergeant to leave his warm bed when he wasn’t needed?

It was August 1969, a hot, humid night in Ban Me Thuot, Vietnam. I was stationed with the US Army as Communications Chief in charge of all radio communications, located inside the Command Post, a four-room reinforced concrete bunker, surrounded by sandbags.

I got undressed and into my bunk, hoping to get a few hours of sleep before I was on duty again. I rolled over and looked at the clock: 11:30 p.m. Seconds later I heard a voice say, “Get (more…)