Friday Night Lights meets Jarhead in this extraordinary journey! Walking Distance: Fields of Battle is an admirable and inspirational account of a young man chasing after his dreams while finding answers to his existence through the realities of life. The book travels from the border city of Laredo, Texas to the deserts in the Middle East in a rollercoaster ride of excitement and danger. It explores the war on the gridiron and the war in Iraq as he encounters many battles, both physically and mentally, as he continues to fight for what he wants and where he envisions himself to be. Its a humbling story of the Marines, family, faith, football, and an extraordinary walk through life with the simple pursuit of happiness in an unforeseen future.