Struggles of a Country boy

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This is the fictionalized story of the author's growing up years during the 1950s. It is the story of a troubled boy, a dysfunctional family and how the boy learned to cope with the adversities life threw at him.
It was the time when it was generally thought the ideal way to raise a boy was to live in the country, give him a dog, a .22 rifle and let him roam the open fields and woods. More
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About Herb Blanchard

Herb Blanchard is retired and living in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. He is a Vietnam Era Seabee veteran who spent several years stationed on Okinawa and made many trips to the island during his two tours in Vietnam.
He followed his six year Seabee tour with an Air Force hitch of four years as a KC135 tanker crew chief flying to and from Southeast Asia and flying combat missions over Vietnam and off the coast of China. He took every opportunity to return to Okinawa be a two day lay-over or a 120 day TDY.
Herb made and had many friends American and Okinawan on the island. He knew the island and its people well and enjoyed every day he spent there.

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Review by: Bill Brown on Oct. 31, 2011 :
Very good read. Not for those looking for a run of the mill, feel good book, but a lot of truth about growing up in backwoods America.
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