Author James E. Wimes publishes his real life military experiences, ranging from the serious to the sexy, in “Servicemen Have It Tough”

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U.S. Military Service Persons and Their Families Honored in New Book

From author James E. Wimes, a retired military man and educator, Servicemen Have It Tough book is an inspiring an entertaining autobiography that offers a whole new meaning to the mundane, oftentimes obscene word. Dedicated to the many men and women of the United States Armed Services—the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard—Wimes’ newly published book is also literary work that honors all these heroic servicemen and women.

This book was penned to tell the life story of Wimes, a United States Military Service personnel for over 26 years. Its title, Servicemen Have It Tough, is eye-catching to the average American. For some reason, Americans have a fascination for profanity. When readers open this book, they will realize why Wimes feels that Servicemen Have It Tough.

This book tells the story of his life from August 1962 to the present. Although he retired from active duty on February 22, 1989, you will see how his military career continues to impact him until today. It tells the entire story of his life, loves, friends, and experiences spanning more than 40 years. Some of the stories are funny, some are serious, some are sexy, but above all, they are true.

Funny, interesting, and more importantly, eye-opening, Servicemen Have It Tough book is Wimes’ creative tribute not only to his fellow service persons who put their lives on the line to protect the American way of life, but also to their families who paid the ultimate price for America.

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About the Author
James E. Wimes was born in Macon, Georgia, on March 31, 1944, to Ellis and Otha Mae Wimes. He graduated from the P.G. Appling High School class of 1962. He joined the U.S. Air Force on August 1962 and served for more than 26 years, retiring in February 1989. After retiring from the military, his second career placed him in public school as a teacher and an administrator. He retired from education in 2009 to devote his time to himself and his grandchildren. His travels have taken him to Europe, Asia, China, and South-East Asia. He has lived in 46 of the 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. He completed his college education while in the military from 17 different colleges and universities, earning degrees from five. He is married with two sons and a daughter, and with seven grandchildren. At present, He resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his lovely wife, Gwendolyn. His hobbies are playing chess and cards with friends and family.

Servicemen Have It Tough * by James E. Wimes
Publication Date: November 8, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 119 pages; 978-1-4797-3260-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 119 pages; 978-1-4797-3261-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-3262-3
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