Troop 1, The Lower Farm, The Upper Lake, Dogtown Days, The Foreman, Felony Hill, Urijah, White Deer Black Bear

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$14.95 / Perfectbound
ISBN: 9781608441686
196 pages
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About the Book

The time is the 1950’s when a young boy listens to the stories of the war from his father and uncles. The young boy becomes intrigued by their stories and the messages he hears from his elders that he may someday have to don a uniform and protect and defend his country. John Priest, the young boy from Harlem, New York, learns of an organization called The Boy Scouts of America. He inquires about the qualifications and finds that at 12 years old he is eligible to join. John Priest dedicates his time to become a model boy scout with aspirations of becoming the highest decorated level Boy Scout, “THE EAGLE SCOUT.”

The Boy Scout uniform that he proudly wears and the integrity that comes along with it changes his whole attitude toward his young life, and he is dedicated to be the best and the brightest, admiring the insignia, “TROOP 1”.

John Priest’s life and career as a Boy Scout is foiled due to an incredibly bad experience with the troop leaders. John Priest becomes disillusioned and rebellious, leaves school and takes to the drug and crime infested streets of Harlem, and he vows never to wear a uniform again. He gets involved in a drug dealing lucrative business, which brings him independence and financial rewards.

He meets an attractive female and she makes him see his life in a different light. He decides to change. However, as fate would have it, the odds of life catch up with him and the big hand of the law grasps him.

John Priest is now faced with a dilemma of going to prison or putting on a military uniform under the conditions of the civilian court. His vow to never wear a uniform again is broken when he opts to accept military time in place of prison.

John Priest finds himself facing the jungles of Vietnam and all the elements of war against him. On his arm appears the insignia of the U.S. Army Infantry, “THE BIG RED 1.”