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Author: Marilyn Celeste Morris

Dad's RetirementbookcoverOnce a Brat

As one of the first dependents to be sent overseas at the end of WWII, eight-year old Marilyn Celeste Morris received her very own orders from The War Department, From Seoul, Korea, to Linz, Austria, she traversed the  globe from 1938 to 1958 withe her Army Officer father, mother and younger brothers. Between assignments in the primative world of the Far East, to the sublime luxury of exploring castles in Bavaria, the family shuttled between the various Stateside Forts: Bragg, Riley, Hood and Sill. Some times hilarious, sometimes gut-wrenchingly sad, her narrative is part travelogue, part therapy session. She still cries at “Taps” and stands tall when the colors pass; yet she realizes she carries an odd mixture of pride and resentment over her nomadic way of life. Her conclusion, however,. is that the wouldn’t have it any other way. Once a Brat, Always a Brat. The second portion of this book has been called, “A field manual for understanding Military Brats.” We are a lost tribe, who are constantly seeking a permanent home. Stories from other Brats are also included with her impression of “why we are the way we are.”

Product Details

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (November 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493770969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493770960
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