|Publisher:||Daniel, John & Company, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.54(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.61(d)|
Table of Contents
|Auld Lang Syne||72|
|The Next Day||78|
|Duke's Last Day||93|
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These ten stories tell the memories of Duke Barney, an old warrior who fought with the paratroopers in the Korean War. Because Truman wouldn't let General MacArthur fight the war to the finish, Duke is bitter: he lost half an ear, and respect for goverment leadership. But notwithstanding, he didn't lose respect for his fellow comrades, nor for the love his life, Sabina, who he did lose for twelve years until they were reunited on a cold, rainy New Year's Eve at Albertsons grocery. The stories are poignant and humorous, but most of all, they are real.
Duke is an old soldier who served as a paratrooper in the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment in the Korean War. He bears the scars of that war: on the outside, an ear that was half-shot off; on the inside, a seething resentment that the war wasn't fought to be won. The ten beautifully written stories of this collection trace Duke's life--from boyhood, to his post-Korea service in Germany, to his later life where he meets, wins, loses, and then regains the love of his life, Sabina. And even though he is angry about Korea and Viet Nam, the two wars that he says the old people started, but wouldn't let the young people finish, he tells Sabina that this is still the most wonderful country the world. The stories are about love between a man and a woman, but also about a man's deep love for his country, and his unyielding respect for his fellow man. Treat yourself, a loved one, or a friend to these stories. You won't be disappointed.