Joe Goss will review the autobiography, “Fearless,” at 10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St.
“Fearless” is a most captivating and gripping true story, captured with emotion and detail about Adam Brown, a member of the United States Navy SEALS, one of the most elite military teams in the world. The author, Eric Blehm, chronicles the life of Adam Brown prior to joining the military and his amazing story as a man who overcame the impossible to be a SEAL, then, his mission in the mountains of Afghanistan protecting his country. He is portrayed as a “tender warrior” — a man of courage, valor, compassion and brave beyond words. Adam was a humble hero, who loved as hard as he fought and he fought hard. All throughout this book you will be touched by Adam’s generosity and his constant devotion to others. The book is an encouraging story of redemption and courage-a hard book to put down.
Goss was born and raised at Pine Bluff. Following his graduation from Pine Bluff High School in 1980, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering in 1984. He served eight years as an infantry officer in the United States Army. He served with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, N.C.; with 5th Infantry Division at Fort Polk, La.; and as an observer controller at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. He also served as a company commander in Panama during Operation Just Cause. After separating from the Army in 1992, Goss returned to Pine Bluff with his family and went to work for the Gaylord Container Paper Mill, now owned by Graphic Flexible Packaging. He is currently the operations manager for GFP.
Goss is married to Sheila Minter Goss of North Carolina. They have two sons, Bo and Caleb, both cadets at the United States Military Academy. He is the son of Elgie and Doris Goss and the brother of Dr. Steve Goss of Bentonville. He is an active member of First Baptist Church, where he serves on the Administrative Board and Deacon Council. He teaches Sunday School and oversees a men’s basketball ministry on Monday nights in the Wilbur West Family Life Center gym.
The public is invited to attend. Refreshments and door prizes will be furnished.