Every morning the coffee shops in the towns and
cities of America come alive. Aging men
and women shuffle in and sit down to visit with their friends. They discuss politics, sports, health, and
their families. The subjects of war, sacrifice or heroism seldom come up. If so it’s usually a brief reference to a
long-ago military experience.
A passer-by would be amazed to discover that he was
in the presence of heroes...men and women who fought the wars that now guarantee
his right to drop into a coffee shop or do anything else he wishes.
The Boot Hill Coffee Club, mostly military veterans,
meets daily in Dodge City, Kansas. They
are only a few of the thousands of unsung heroes who gather daily in coffee
shops all over America. The term “Boot Hill Coffee Club,” as used here, is
symbolic of all coffee clubs where veterans gather every day. You may belong to a “Boot Hill Coffee Club”
in your town. If you do, this book is
dedicated to you.
These are their stories.