JIMMY is a story about a
teenaged boy, Jimmy Warton, who joins the US Army and finds himself in war torn
Germany six months later. Jimmy had
spent most of his life in Texas and Oklahoma.
Arriving in Regensburg, Germany in December 1948, Jimmy joined the First
Medical Battalion of the First Infantry Division. There he finds himself among a hard drinking, hard playing bunch
of underutilized American soldiers in a country where there are few jobs and
many more women than men. To survive,
German women turned to prostitution.
Jimmy tried to join in the drinking and the exploitation of women but he
feels guilty with every woman.
Eventually, Jimmy’s drinking lands him in trouble. While he awaits trial on serious charges,
Jimmy gets all the alcohol out of his system and gets help from friends he
didn’t know he had. One of those
friends introduces Jimmy to reading books for fun, a new concept for him, and
helps him turn his life around.
Acquitted at his trial through a bit of luck and some research into
legal procedure, Jimmy gets the chance few people get to make a fresh start
with a clean record.