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- DescriptionThis book chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a young man, fresh from high school, who enlists in the Army primarily because there is work in his home town. Unable to afford a pair of pants for graduation, he seeks assistance from his older brother, who buys him a used suit. It appears as if destiny has turned her back on the young soldier, and he is stuck in a dead end job in the motor pool. His leaders see him as too important to leave, but refuse to promote him, and the soldier develops an attitude. He fights back against the system of rules and regulations, until he is placed into a position of responsibility at his new duty station. He excels at his new job, and digs himself out of the rut he is in. He seems to kw just how far he can go, and is eventually mature eugh to get married. He learns to create his own jobs, using the system to move up the ladder, to retire at the end of 22 years near the top of his class. This is a story of frustration, perseverance, and romance. It is a story of how destiny intervened at all of the right moments in his life. And, it is truly a story for every enlisted man who has ever served as a Cold War Soldier.
- Author BiographyFirst Sergeant Douglas A. Schlumbohm was born on August 13, 1937 in Indiahoma, Oklahoma. This is his third book, following Indiahoma Son, which chronicled his life through age 13, and Indiahoma Son's Favorite Short Stories, which were originally written while he was going to college under the G.I. Bill.
- Author(s)Douglas a Schlumbohm
- PublisherOutskirts Press
- Date of Publication11/07/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOutskirts Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight572 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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