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WWII - 1942 - Coastal South Carolina Twenty year old Bruce Weber is arrested, accused of running bootleg whiskey in his souped up hot rod. He is given the option of going to jail or enlisting in the V-5 US Naval Aviation Cadet Program (that does not allow cadets to drive) by a local judge. Bruce elects the latter and is sent to Pre-Flight School at the Univ. of GA, to St.Louis MO for primary training and to Pensacola for a€œFinal Squadrona€. During Cadet Training, Brucea€™s experiences many dramatic -- sometimes dangerous, sometimes trying, often humorous - incidents and a few romantic interludes. Although he demonstrates exceptional flying ability and leadership that gains the admiration of fellow cadets and his flight instructors, he has a short temper and has difficulty with regulations. Nearing completion of flight training, Bruce is deeply concerned because he is in danger of a€œwashing-outa€ due to accumulated demerits.The special drill team directed by Sergeant Ralph (NMI) Ford USMC was a tremendous hit when they put on their manual of arms show during the half-time intermission at the first home game of the college football season. The rippling flow ofanbsp;...

Author:David G. Weaver
Publisher:Author House - 2012-05-09


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