Soldiers and Other Living Things

Michael Boyd

Published by Cyberpress

5 Male 2 Female

Summer, 1975

The Bronx VA Hospital

Two soldiers who served together in Vietnam are temporarily housed as in-patients undergoing evaluations prior to full discharge

One (BOSS), the Commanding Officer of a group of men in Vietnam, suffers from PTSD

The other (CHRIS), served under him. CHRIS, injured by enemy fire, is confined to a wheelchair

The two men shared one brief sexual encounter about which they have never spoken

The early relationship between the two men, as well as with an outspoken black soldier (BILLY) from their platoon, is revealed through flashbacks

When BOSS accompanies CHRIS on a holiday visit to his hometown of Lansing MI, secrets including the illicit actions that led to CHRIS' injury come to the surface


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