“As a former Coast Guard Academy football co-captain and former commandant, I have had many occasions to speak with Bill George and talk to his football teams. Bill has always understood that sports at the Coast Guard Academy become a metaphor for service as a Coast Guard officer. The discipline and teamwork required to compete on athletic fields becomes operative when a boarding officer leads a team boarding a drug-laden boat or positions a helicopter for a hoist to save a life. In Home Fields, Bill has created a very personal, intergenerational link that is framed by selfless service to the nation. He also effectively captures the human dynamic within families who shoulder the burden of taking care of each other while meeting the day-to-day challenges of their profession. These are timeless lessons in life, and Bill teaches us all.”