F Troop and Other Citadel Stories

F Troop and Other Citadel Stories

by Tom Worley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611173345
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 04/30/2014
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Tom Worley, a 1968 graduate of the Citadel and former member of the F Company, practices law in Charleston, South Carolina. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children and four grandchildren. Worley is currently working on a new collection of short stories and a novel.

Table of Contents

Author's Note vi

Knob Year Begins 1

To the Showers 14

Colonel Sydney and the Sweet Potato Sermon 22

Doughnuts and Chocolate Ice Cream 30

Company Barber 38

Knob Rebellion 48

The Tong Gray Line 56

Echo Taps 72

F Troop 80

The Hand of God 93

Command Decision 103

I Wear the Ring 109

Captain Schierick 116

Encounters with the Boo 124

A Mutual Friend 136

SCUM 162

Mess 176

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"For those who've attended the Citadel, they'll recognize--either with smiles or winces of remembrance--these stories. For those who know Citadel grads this book is a glimpse into the world that shaped the Citadel grad they know. Tom Worley, with a storyteller's eye for detail, takes us to a place many of us will never see firsthand and, for those who lived it, a memory they'll immediately see as their own."--Cathy Pickens, author of Charleston Mysteries and Southern Fried

"When I read Tom Worley's powerful collection of Citadel stories, it was like reading my own novel The Lords of Discipline as told from a different point of view. The Citadel marks its graduates in both glorious and troubling ways. The plebe system shapes us with its dark, indelible matrix forever and the Citadel experience becomes the most commanding force in our lives. Better than most anyone, Tom Worley tells us why."--Pat Conroy

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