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August 1952 (Classic Reprint)

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Format: Paperback, 54 pages
Published In: United States, 27 September 2015
Excerpt from The Link: August 1952 A lot of the men in the company were Regular Army, and at eighteen Chris was the baby of the lot. He was a third-generation Dane from Keokuk, Iowa, and his real name was Karl Christopherson; so I guess it was only natural for the guys to call him Chris. There wasn't a better-looking soldier on the post than Chris, and the guys were always ribbing him about his curly yellow hair. He was still young enough to have that pink-and-white look, especially standing in the shower next to the hairy brown bodies of the older men. Don't get me wrong, Chris was no mama's boy. Oh, he had his mother's picture in his billfold. I guess. Somebody told me she was a widow and took in roomers back in Keokuk to support the two of them. But I'd heard Chris got letters for tennis and track in high school, and over at the post gym I once saw him do things with a basketball that made my eyes bulge. What I mean is, Chris was just a nice kid. He helped out at the post chapel service every Sunday. I can still see him there in the doorway, handing out programs and smiling at everybody. When he said "Good morning," he sounded like he meant it. It was because Chris was such a nice guy that I got so hot under the collar the time two of the guys took him to that place in Honolulu... They call Hawaii the "Paradise of the Pacific," but even a paradise can get lonely when you realize you're cut off. from home by over two thousand miles of ocean. You start remembering things you never gave much thought to before, like the snowball bush in bloom at the corner of the front porch, or the way your dog ran out to meet you when you came home from school. Then in your mind it's like turning through a photograph album, and you picture your folks, and the guys at school, and the girl down the street... Well, you know how it is when you're in service and think about those things. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
EAN: 9781331521082
ISBN: 1331521084
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 0.28 centimetres (0.09 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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