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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Poetry - 188 pages
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Tapestry A lifetime is represented in this collection of poetry. From early in 1965 we are taken through a lifetime of experiences. Pete Fraser's poetry speaks to you about birth and death, about finding and losing love, and finally the coping with the tragedies of war. A veteran of combat in Vietnam, which was the subject of his first book, Vietnam and Other Heartaches, the author explores the broader emotions of life in this collection. These many diverse experiences he has found along life's journey are shared with you. It is a collection you will read over and over as it evokes emotions and responses that we all share. Hopefully it will expand your understanding of experiences by giving you a different perspective and broadening your understanding of those experiences, for these are the threads he speaks of that form the tapestry of our lives.

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Peter C. Fraser was born on Feb. 5, 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Youngstown State University in 1974. He is happily married for 40 years to his lovely wife, Brenda and has 3 children namely, Jason, Amanda and Emily. From 1965 through 1995 he joined in the U.S. Army. From 1965 to 1974 he was enlisted and served as a Special Forces Medic. He served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 with the Third Battalion, 187th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. It was during this period the he was involved in some of the fiercest fighting of the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive. During this time, Peter was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medals for Valor and The Purple Heart for wounds received in action. Following his graduation from Youngstown State University, Peter returned to service with The U. S. Army and was commissioned as an officer. He then served in various staff and command positions until he retired in 1995. In 1991 he saw action in Iraq and Kuwait during Deserrt Storm. He retired from the U. A. Army in 1995 and was employed by the Post Office until he was hired by the United Way from which he retired upon reaching age 65. Peter started writing poetry while attending Leetonia High School because of the influence of an English teacher, Evelyn Mercure. He has continued to write since and many of those poems are included in this collection At the present time he is still writing and compiling poetry as well as articles for submission to various publications and this current book you have in your hands is one of his great masterpieces. Enjoy!

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