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Dress Blues

by Suzi Walls

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Lee’s young life is riddled with insecurities. His father walks a fine line between abusive and demanding. When tragedy strikes, abusiveness wins. The rift between Lee and his father escalates, until Lee decides that the best thing for him to do is get out of town before he commits murder. He studies the posters on the Post Office wall and is drawn to the jarhead in the Marine Corps dress blue uniform. That’s it! He thinks he will look distinguished and handsome in those dress blues. Little does he know, how that poster will affect the rest of his life.

Not just another Vietnam story, Dress Blues is chock-full of emotional, true stories told simply and courageously by Lee; written by his wife, Suzi. Imagine waking from a tonsillectomy to find you've been mistakenly circumcised or believing that you accidentally killed the class dunce. Lee's childhood experiences are so absurd they are downright, gut-busting hilarious. Then, what if the love-of-your-life is nearly murdered and it's your fault? How would you feel? Yes, the action in Vietnam is vicious, realistic and graphic, but the lighter moments of his life will soften the tears with laughter. When the mental monster from Nam, called PTSD, nearly destroys Lee, love saves him. A sprinkling of forbidden romance adds a little spice to the experience of Dress Blues. Death, destruction, and drugs are overcome by love, faith, and sharing. It is written - it is true. Come, look into the kaleidoscope of his life and enjoy!

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