THE GRADUATE by MARK BERENT
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THE GRADUATE
Who, at 74, went back to college, Cowboy College, that is.
By Mark Berent May 1, 2006


"Heels down, Mark, heels down," were the words I heard over and over again until they were indelibly inscribed in my brain but, alas, not in my heels. The signal shorted out somewhere, most likely where my rear end contacted the saddle.
Those commands came from Elaine, a comely blond from Chicago, who incessantly sang quiet songs to herself on the trail (something about it being so hot the devil had to pray). As my drill instructor, in a hoof beat she could change her voice from the dulcet and sometimes winsome tones of a country singer to a Marine DI. And I was the receiver.
It all started when I saw "Cowboy U" on the CMT TV channel....
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Mark Berent is the author of the five-book Vietnam airwar series starting with Rolling Thunder.
 

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Published April 26, 2014 by MARK BERENT. 8 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Action & Adventure, Professional & Technical, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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