Dorian Morrison was born in the late 40's in Southern Illinois. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in the military shortly before his seventeenth birthday. At eighteen he began serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, with bronze star. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon. Marksman Badge, with Rifle Bar. The National Defense Medal, two Overseas Bars. After being discharged under honorable conditions in 1968, he returned home to the turbulent Civil Rights Movement. The story, Flight of the Pegasus, is based on true life events which the writer experienced while growing up in rural Illinois, and serving in the United States Army. Presently the author lives in the Midwest with his wife.
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Flight of the Pegasus
by Dorian Morrison
In 1965, shortly before his 17th birthday, Victor Moore, a poor black teenager from rural Illinois, enlisted in the U.S. Army. At 18 he was sent to Vietnam where he experienced culture shock, opium dens and struggled to survive in a unforgiving war. In 1968 he returned home to a land devastated by civil unrest & wounded by the ugly legacy of slavery and the assassination of a Civil Rights hero.
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