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From the fear of a Japanese invasion of the West Coast after Pearl Harbor, to the intense hazing as a plebe at West Point, to the bitter cold on the long march to the Yalu River during the early days of the Korean War, to the midnight scramble to the Czech border duting the Cuban Missile crisis, Bob Hayes lived through it all. Then came a shock to his very being, a dubious dismissal from the Army leading him, his wife and their five children into a troubled world of unemployment, alcohol, drugs, foreclosure and mental illness. This is the heart-wrenching story of a highly intelligent, immensely likeable West Point graduate's long, slow descent into a personal hell from which he never escaped.West Point, broke windows and headlights, scraped paint off the sides of the new cars, and then dumped gravel and dirt ... So the Firstieswere forced to pay for the repair of their own vehicles, something that stuck in the craw of virtually everyanbsp;...

Author:John Gess
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2012-06-11


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