Dorian Morrison


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.

Smashwords Interview

What is the most fascinating component of your book? Why?
There have been many books and movies about the Vietnam War. The Flight of the Pegasus is a black soldier's experience in the Vietnam War. The main character, Victor Moore, consciously objected to the war. He dared to question authority and trusted his own instincts to survive. The soldiers who did not conform in this unjust war were forced to endure incarceration in conditions that were almost medieval; underground cells, buckets instead of toilets, diets of bread, lettuce, tomatoes and water.
What is the centeral topic of your book? What is the main theme and/or ideas?
This is a story of a black youth's journey through America's turbulent Civil Rights Movement, the nightmare of the Vietnam War and his return to family, friends and the home he could never find again. He battled with his sanity, drug addiction, and patriotism. The main character of my book came from a dysfunctional family and a background of poverty. He was raised with a solid Baptist belief in God, instilled in him by his grandmother. This belief helped him survive the many dramas of the Vietnam War.
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Where to buy in print


Flight of the Pegasus
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 81,820. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
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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