This book may be dry in parts, but it is exactly how a serviceman’s life unfolds,” warns Mercure at the start of his book. Leaving no stone unturned, he takes the readers through the day-to-day tasks of a military serviceman.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
In “The Life and Times of a Cold War Serviceman: August 1928 – 30 November 1969” (published by Trafford Publishing), author Maurice F. Mercure takes an in-depth look at military life, shedding light on the often unspoken daily realities of serving in the U.S. military.
“This book may be dry in parts, but it is exactly how a serviceman’s life unfolds,” warns Mercure at the start of his book. Leaving no stone unturned, he takes the readers through the day-to-day tasks of a military serviceman.
While “The Life and Times of a Cold War Serviceman” delves into Mercure’s personal experiences during his years of service, the book presents a greater look at the realities of serving in the armed forces. Featuring a carefully documented chronicle of Mercure’s years in the U.S. Army, including photocopies of actual correspondence from the Department of Defense, the book presents a time capsule by which the experience of servicemen, particularly those of the 1950’s, is preserved.
Writes Mercure in “The Life and Times of a Cold War Serviceman”:
It may seem strange to some people that your day-to-day existence (daily life) is dictated by pieces of paper. It is not like a civilian that does not have a rigid routine with military precision. In one sense, it gives you a feeling of security, knowing what is laid out for you. On the other hand, it gives you the feeling that someone else is pulling the strings for you to act.
As you retain copies of all these orders (paperwork) for your personal files, you have a running (chronological) history of your life. It covers all aspects – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
It may be hard for a civilian, nonmilitary person, who has not had any exposure to military life, to understand all the paperwork in this book. While reading this book, take a moment to see how different a serviceman’s life is compared to a civilian’s.
About the Author
Maurice F. Mercure served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. “The Life and Times of a Cold War Serviceman” is his first published work.
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