The Boys in Blue White Dress

by William F. Lee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781434327277
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781452029504

About the Book

Very few Americans walk away unmoved from a Friday Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks, 8th and "I" Sts, SE, Washington, DC.  It's the oldest Post of the Corps.  By visiting The Barracks, President Kennedy became the first President to do so since Thomas Jefferson in 1801.  This brought about a special relationship with The Barracks' Marines.  A bond that was brought to a tragic end by a sniper's bullet in November 1963.

Lieutenant Barney Quinn tells little known details of the Death Watch at the casket and his inner most private thoughts.  While on this watch, he also reflects on other ceremonies, memories and moments, and of the rowdy behavior of these rakish "Boys in Blue White Dress."  These stand tall, look sharp Marines at their roguish best created a work hard, play hard life style similar to the yesteryear Corps' Leathernecks.

Join Barney and the Boys in Blue White Dress.  Walk in their ceremonial shoes.

About the Author

Award-winning author, William F. Lee, is a retired Marine Officer and a retired business executive of EDS.  His Corps career spanned 20 years, included two wars, and nine personal decorations.  He served at the Marine Barracks in Washington, DC.  While there as a Lieutenant, he participated in the Death Watch at the JFK casket in the East Room of the White House, and the Rotunda of the US Capitol.  He has three books published; is a member of the Writers' League of Texas; the Lesser North Texas Writers' Group; the Marine Corps Association (MCA); the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); the Military Writers Society of American (MWSA); the Center House Association; and the 8th and "I" Reunion Association.