Tales of the Peacetime Army

By John Sheppard

“I had an unimportant job in the food service industry and an unimportant college career, both lazily going nowhere. After an Army commercial telling me that I should want to be all that I could be, the screen went to snow. Everything was catching up with me. There wasn’t much left to do but join the Army.”

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About the author

John Sheppard served four years in the United States Army as an Illustrator (MOS 81E). He was honorably discharged after Gulf War I. He went on to receive an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Florida, where he studied under Padgett Powell, Marjorie Sandor and Harry Crews. He has worked as a grill cook, web site designer, junk mail writer, small town newspaper editor and civil servant.


  • 104 pages
  • ISBN: 978-0615181295