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Incidents in Dog Tagged are based on true events.
Drill Instructor Clay Norris has his hands full. Between new recruits and a Senior Drill Sergeant with an attitude, the last thing the young soldier needs is to develop a crush on one of his trainees.
But Private Chevy Banks is an Adonis and sweet as southern bee honey. Young Banks is a natural leader and draws Clay in with his easy manner and warm as the sun smile. A combination that melts the trying-to-be-tough as nails Drill Sergeant.
Clay thinks he has kept his feelings toward the young troop reigned in but finds he has not when the Senior Drill tears the men apart before the desire in their longing glances can be fulfilled. Clay tries to move on, hoping to forget Chevrolet Banks by throwing himself into his career.
Fate (and the U.S. Army) bring the two together for a brief, joyous reunion and the same forces cruelly rip them apart again, each now facing a trauma alone.
Dog Tagged is set post DADT and pre the policy end.
This story offers a glimpse of the life of gay men serving their country who were not afforded the same rights as their heterosexual brothers in arms, with whom they fought side by side.
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About the Author
Childhood for James Brock was spent on a homestead in central Alaska. No electricity, running water or telephone. Personal business was attended in an outhouse. When winter temperatures dropped to below zero haste was made. James swears their parents sent he and his brother out to play in early May and told them not to come back in the house until the sun went down. Which was in early September.... He is the author of over two hundred published short stories, two family biographies (editor of Bachelor's Roost Letter's From an Alaskan Homestead Russell Brock and Ex-Bachelor's Roost Mermories of life in an Alaskan Homestead Russell Brock, Opal Brock and James Brock), a collection of horror stories (Nightvine... Tales of the Dark), and the gay comic murdery mystery Men Overboard!. James has also been published in the Seattle Gay News, the Alyson Publications One Teenager in Ten and Straight?2. He once upon a time sold comedy to Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller. Living in Seattle James enjoys reading, writing and indoor plumbing.