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By Mark Monroe

This autobiography of Mark Monroe, a Lokota Sioux Indian, describes his lifelong confrontations with racism, violence, own hardships together with alcoholism, unemployment and sickness in addition to his founding of the yankee Indian Council in 1973.

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He told me that the only danger he encountered was that when he got back to our perimeter, our soldiers nearly shot him, fearing that he was the enemy. But he made it back, and that was the last time I saw Corporal Gossett. From our perimeter aid station, we were taken to another one in Korea, and from there we were sent to Tokyo. From the field hospital, I was taken to Wonsan, then to Seoul, and finally by airplane back to Tokyo, where I stayed in another hospital. Then we were shipped to Honolulu, Hawaii, for another week before finally being sent back to the Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Weaver seemed to be very proud of me herding all those sheep into town for him. It sure gave me a good feeling. " "Well," he said, "I've got a good job out there. We're going to pick potatoes for a lady named Mrs. " So we packed up, and the next day the truck stopped to pick us up. It was in the fall of 1941. When the truck came, two other families-one my Uncle Morris's and the other Uncle Jimmy's-with their clothes and whatever else they could take with them, were on board. We left. The truck drove and drove, and in a few places we would stop to eat and then get back on again.

When I left for Fort Lewis, my girlfriend Emma and her folks, Butch, Priscilla, and their children all saw me off at the train. It was a very lonely parting because except for Butch my own family wasn't there. I knew I was going to Korea. C+H+A+P+T+E+R III A SECOND GUNNER Korea uring the time I was first on active duty in the Army, from January 1949 to January 1950, I worked in a heavy weapons company. My job was the second gunner on an 81-millimeter mortar. The second gunner is the man who drops the rounds into the tube.

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