This could only be written by a Marine with combat fatigue who knows Marines and history. It will be loved by those who loved Catch 22, MASH, and One Flew over the Coo Coo's Nest. These Marines and this story is insanely original because it is based in more truth than you will ever believe.
It is 1946 and President Truman is trying to get re-elected with the help of Standard Oil but Standard Oil is demanding that a mysterious deal be struck with Chiang Kai Shek. Truman hates the Marine Corps and is working hard to disband Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. He almost has congress convinced that the Corps is obsolete now that we have the A-bomb. He has sent what is left of the Corps to China to aid Shek in fighting the Communists.
Poor Welcome George Many Numbers is an oval shaped Navajo Tribal Accountant in Window Rock, Arizona who speaks with questionable monotone wisdom in two languages. He is a former Marine Corporal and decorated hero whose services were no longer required when it was decided that he was partially crazy due to combat fatigue and given a Section Eight discharge as unfit for duty. But when Welcome awakens from a frying pan-induced coma in a Naval hospital in China and discovers that he was delivered there by Sidney Mosedale the Press Secretary to President Truman, he seeks escape.
The Navajo soon discovers that he is on a mission to save the Marine Corps. Welcome loves the Corps and he is not bitter about being a Section Eight because he understands, after therapy, that Section Eight is a temporary state unlike Canada or Kentucky.
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