The last thing Jerry Cates wanted to do is go to Vietnam. So, in order to avoid being drafted, he enlisted in the US Air Force in hopes of serving his country somewhere—anywhere—else. Cross-trained into radio and television after basic training, the young man from Cleveland, Ohio, is instead sent off to Korea, where he serves as an airman and all-night disc jockey, and creates incredible memories, both delightful and daunting, that will last him a lifetime.
FIGMO 68 carries readers back to one of the most tumultuous times in US history to tell a story of adventure, romance, crime, and discovery on the Hialeah Compound. Set in 1968, it follows Jerry during his tour of service and chronicles his one-of-a-kind experiences with the unique people and places he encounters, all while exploring his own feelings of inner conflict over the war, the military, and the chaotic, conflicted state of the world.
An absolute must-read for anyone with a military background, as well as for history buffs and those interested in US cultural heritage, this lighthearted, yet serious work of fiction will completely captivate you from start to finish and remind you that, even in darkness, there is still beauty to be found.