The Adult: Alien in the Delta Series Thankful Strother

ISBN: 9781490569666

Published: July 2nd 2013

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112 pages


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The Adult: Alien in the Delta Series  by  Thankful Strother

The Adult: Alien in the Delta Series by Thankful Strother
July 2nd 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781490569666 | 4.14 Mb

Off in the distance, you could hear the sound of automatic weapons firing late into the night. It reminded me of Fourth of July firecrackers all going off at the same time. The noise would be so loud and then suddenly stop. Silence for a few minutes,MoreOff in the distance, you could hear the sound of automatic weapons firing late into the night.

It reminded me of Fourth of July firecrackers all going off at the same time. The noise would be so loud and then suddenly stop. Silence for a few minutes, and it would start all over again. Each subsequent time, it would seem to get louder. That is where the similarity with the Fourth of July ended. Detroit was burning, and there werent enough policemen, firemen, or equipment to put out all of the fires and arrest all of the looters.

We heard the sound of fire trucks and police sirens and someone speaking on loudspeakers. The smell of smoke from the fires that had been set all over the city left you wondering how long it would be before the worst of the riots would reach our side of town. Things had gotten so out of control, and the Detroit police could not contain the riots. The Michigan National Guard had been activated but wasnt able to make a difference. There was talk of calling up reserve military personal. When the riots broke out in July of 1967, my greatest fear was that I would be called up for active military duty as a reservist.

I was eligible to be called until November 1967, two years from the date of my discharge from the US Air Force. The mayor of Detroit asked for help from the federal government. The Eighty-second Airborne Division soldiers were sent to Detroit to stop the rioting. This was the same group of soldiers who had been fighting in Vietnam. It was dangerous, scary, and unbelievable. These soldiers patrolled every street in Detroit.

I had spent four years in the US Air Force, and during that time I hadnt seen any combat, but back in the city of Detroit, I was living in a combat zone. As the soldiers walked past our houses, they were offered something cold to drink. They had been told not to get into discussions with the citizens and to keep moving.

The entire city was under a curfew. Everyone was asked to stay put until further notice. You were allowed to go places in the daytime, but you could not travel after dark. Things didnt calm down for a solid week. Not before forty-three deaths, eleven hundred injuries, and over seven thousand arrests had occurred.

The Adult is the last book in the series of three. Thankful returns home from Germany. He settles in Detroit, gets married, starts a family and buys their first house. He goes to work in the automotive industry, learns to program computers, enters the corporate world and becomes a successful real estate investor. The Series end after his promotion to District Sales Manager of NCR Corporation and the family moves to a Detroit suburb. The Child is the first book in the series. It highlights the life of a boy from the age of six until he graduates from high school at age seventeen.

During that time he discovers music, girls, learns to dance, and becomes self-aware. The Soldier is the second book. Thankful Strother spent four years in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Germany where he learned to speak German, met his future wife and traveled throughout Europe.



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