It is 1961 and there is reason for hope. The United States is being led by its youngest president. Korea seems nearly forgotten. Only a few people have heard about Vietnam, which, for America, is still officially some years away. There is peace in the air. It was a great time to join the army. Or was it?
“The Last of the Short MPs” is the story of an eighteen year old immigrant from Canada who joins the U.S. Army to be in the military police and to become a man. At five foot seven, Ray Holland enlists three days before the MP height requirement is raised to five foot nine, thus earning him the title of the book. He meets up with Military Police Staff Sergeant Richard King, or ‘King Richard’ as he is known by the troops. King is a large, angry and unforgiving man who believes that size commands respect. His reasons for wanting to get rid of Holland go beyond height and add fuel to the fires burning both within the sergeant and his new recruit. Each is determined to succeed. Something has to give. Take a humorous and raw look inside the Military Police Corps, as seen by a short MP.
Volume One: Holland’s first tumultuous year as an MP at Fort MacArthur,
in San Pedro, California and Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Volume Two: The battle continues when Holland gets sent to Alaska, where King Richard awaits.
Click here for an excerpt from Chapter One of Volume One
Click here for an excerpt from Chapter One of Volume Two
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