The Travels of a Happy Hooligan

The Travels of a Happy Hooligan

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Sixteen-year-old twins, Frank, Jr. and Gerry wanted to help their mother make ends meet after their father became estranged from their Boston family. The year was 1942; America was at war in Europe and the South Pacific. The twins saw the chance to earn military pay to send back home to Mom. There was one problem. The minimum age for enlistment in the United States military was 17. Together they hatched a plan to enlist. Gerald is accepted into the US Navy. Frank finds a way into the US Coast Guard. These are Franka€™s stories, sometimes funny, of the brave young men and women he served with until President Harry Truman announced the end of World War II on September 2, 1945.He knew of the knowledge I had gained from the Blue Jackets Manual and asked if I could assist him with various duties before and after the classes. I thought it would be to ... We began firearms training. We were taught to field strip all manneranbsp;...

Title:The Travels of a Happy Hooligan
Author:Frank A. Smith, Jr.
Publisher:Author House - 2013-03-21


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