Gusdavis Aughtry


Gusdavis Aughtry is a pseutonym for Jerry Autry. I started writing under pseutonyms when I was in the Army. Some people have a garage full of tools or golf but I write. Having had a long career in the military, I draw on that for articles, essays, stories. Presently, I am doing a memoir of my four brothers and our growing up on a tobacco farm in North Carolina.

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Short Essays and musings about family, philosophy, death.
Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature
I am a former military type who sometimes feels the need to translate the double speak of the military. Musings have to do with family, religion, sickness. Interesting, quick reads.
Hard Hitting Commentary On The President
Price: Free! Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political
brief commentary on president, obamacare, republicans....
A Look at Syrian Intervention
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political
look at intervention in Syria 2013
Short Insider Essays About The Military
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Sociology
Because we have so few Americans today who understand the military, I think it is imperative for those of us who do to point out a truth that is anything but official, i. e., the president that says we have turned a corner in Afghanisnam. What "corner" is he talking about. He using information given him by a military that is "can do" regardless of the reality.
Rosemary The Lionhearted
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is a picture collage of all of Rose's friends, her docs, nurses, all who so faithfully attended her for ten years. God bless them.
Price: Free! Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Essentially, this is the blog, "Hanging out with Rosey." There are lots of books, etc. about the bravery of those fighting breast cancer. They are legion and I am awed. Rosey was one for sure. I have tried to chronicle our time together. My efforts never equaled her inspiration to me. And, I might add, scores of others. Rose's memory will live on. The lives she touched will make it so.
The Dreaded Diagnosis
Price: Free! Words: 820. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is an introduction to a blog turned into a different format. Rose battled breast cancer for ten years. Her bravery and inspiration to thousands has lived on after her death. Her capacity to continue to fight astounded evrybody who knew her. Cancer is an insideous disease and took Rose way too early. I still miss her and find courage in her life daily. All those who knew her, celebrate Rose.
War Stories From The Nam
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
GIs, especially old ones love to tell about their war experiences, especially to fellow vets. This was not so much for Vietnam Vets. Nobody wanted to hear them as they were so identified with the war that most Americans had come to hate. Time has erased much of the anomosity of those days and so here are a few.
Military Related Essays
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Because so few people have military experience, I have this overwhelming desire to give insight (whether they want it or not) into military thinking. Critical thinking I might add. Only 1%of our population serves in the military. The military belongs to the country. Unfortunately, the military often becomes a subculture, little understood. I am dedicated to helping that not happen.
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010. Categories:
Soldiering is hardest during the holidays. Because we have so few who've been in the military, it is somewhat of an alien world. And, being away from home is very hard under any circumstances but especially hard for soldiers. Here are a couple of Vietnam vignettes of being away from home, plus a concept of what it means to give. A philosophy if you will.
Price: Free! Words: 21,620. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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This is a small book. Three short stories. All more or less embrace the Vietnam experience as enduring and always present. 1.Young 20 something, disillusioned, spending a few days in Saigon before returning to war. 2.Orphaned, a young man confronts racism while honoring the memory of his friend. (3) Instructive account of a long lost friend who share a secret, possibly lost forever.
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2010. Categories:
Since most Americans have little to no knowledge of how our present military works, it is the responsibility of those of us who do to educate the public. Nobody has appointed us to do this. However, if we don't, who will? The military services belong to the people.
Price: Free! Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
When we read about Afghanistan, it is almost totally accepted that we are going to stay there endlessly. Please! Eight years already with no credible view that we are leaving as the President says in the summer of 2011. Afghanistan is a "fast train to nowhere." It is not that we would not like to help: we have already with American blood. We must begin to serious thing of our exit.
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2010. Categories:
In our culture, we don't do a very good job of helping people die. With an aging population, more and more of us become caregivers for our parents. We need to think of end of life issues for them and for us. These are comments and references to a wonderful informitive article in the New York Times on paliative care and what is called terminal sleep.
SHINGLES and I ain't talking roofing
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference
A much under reported physical illness that I want to share my experience but also to encourage older folks to get the Shingles shot. It is one of the few illnesses that can be prevented with certainty. Shingles is incredibly painful and to thwart the virus is a good thing.
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Reference
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General William C. Lee is the father of the American paratrooper. He is without equal in the annals of WW II history. Almost totally unknown to the general public, it surely is appropriate on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France to give him some due. General Lee was felled by a massive heart attack and was not able to lead his beloved 101st Airborne into battle.
Price: Free! Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Cal Wallace is ocked into an unhappy marriage. His brothers feel his pain. Cal develops early alzheimers. In an uncanny sequence of events, with all the sugary existence and proper behavior that the South exhudes, Mary Lou Wallace puts her husband away. The brothers discover that their brother Cal is less gone "south" than thought.
AN ESSAY. My Friend Buddy
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2009. Categories:
Buddy was a friend who recently departed this life. He was so extraordinary that his life should serve as an example of the goodness of man. He was goodness personified but would be the last one to even think in such terms.

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