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· The Life & Times Of An Incorrigible (Hard Cover)

· The Life & Times Of An Incorrigible

· Soldier to Civilian The Best of My Stories


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· Drill Sergeant

· Rose colored glasses

· Big Bird & the fish pond

· True story from Bong Son Vietnam 1968

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Category: 

Memoir

Publisher:  Publish America ISBN-10:  1607036002 Type:  Non-Fiction
Pages: 

103

Copyright:  Jan 12 2009 ISBN-13:  9781607036005


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My First Forty Years A Soldier's Story

The stories take the reader from South Florida in the late 1940's to Viet Nam in the 1960's. It then takes you to the Jungles of Panama and then to Fort Benning Ga as a drill sergeant.

 


The book tells of a child growing up in South Florida for the first eighteen years and then joining the army in 1964 until retiring in 1987. It is a compilation of humorous adventures for the most part but has some poignant parts as well. It is written with the perspective of a young soldier growing into a career soldier.   

 

 


 


 


 


 

  


Excerpt

I once heard that we form all of our gut level values by the age of eighteen and the only way they will change is a significant emotional event. About four months after my eighteenth birthday I woke up at about 2:30pm from an all-night event. My head was pounding, my mouth felt like it was full of cotton and I was afraid I would die. After a few minutes I was afraid I wouldn’t. It was then, while staring into the mirror with blood shot eyes, I remembered what I had wanted to do since I was fourteen years old. Join the Army.

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5 out of 5 stars Melinda Cowan Cowan's Book Nook
My First Forty Years by Jerry Roberts invites you into the life of an ordinary man who grew up to join the Army and devote his life to being a career soldier during the Vietnam era and afterward. I loved this book from the beginning - it reads like you can hear Jerry talking to you, telling these stories. His prose is straight forward and flowing and laced with humor and some pretty keen insights on the world and human nature. It's a very enjoyable book that takes you many places and gives us a glimpse of military life like no other book on the subject I have read. When it ended, I really wanted to know what Jerry did next. Now, his sequel will be out soon and I can't wait for it - Soldier to Civilian: The Best of My Stories. My husband and I have a book store and we love to recommend this book to our customers.
It's suitable for teenagers also - especially the young men.




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Books by
G M (Jerry) Roberts



The Life & Times Of An Incorrigible (Hard Cover)

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The Life & Times Of An Incorrigible

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My First Forty Years A Soldier's Story

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Soldier to Civilian The Best of My Stories

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