Gary L. Benton
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W.R. Benton, Gary's pen name, has previously authored twelve books, fiction, non-fiction and Southern Humor. Such notable authors as, Matt Braun, Stephen Lodge, Don Bendell, and many others have endorsed his work. His survival book, (written under his real name) “Simple Survival, a Family Outdoors Guide,” is a Silver Award Winner from the Military Writers Society of American. Additionally, this book was added to the prestigious Estes Park Library in Colorado. His hobbies include hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, cartooning, and reading.

Mister Benton has an Associates Degree in Search and Rescue, Survival Operations, a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, and a Masters Degree in Psychology completed except for his thesis. Sergeant Benton retired from the military in 1997 with over twenty-six years of active duty. Mister Benton is a member of the Western Writers of America, American Authors Association, Military Writers Society of America, Southern Humorists Group, and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation.  

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Alan Comes Home

Posted on October 19, 2008 at 5:31pm 0 Comments

Alan Comes Home © 2003 Gary L. Benton

The morning was cold, wet, and it was developing into a windy day as well. The wind was stronger now than it had been four hours ago when I had awaken. The light rain was driven by the wind, so it appeared to be much wetter than it really was. I was chilled to the bone. Each time I looked at the mound of dirt and saw the casket, I would shiver.

I shivered, not so much from the… Continue

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At 10:06pm on October 19, 2008, Robert Townsend said…
I am originally from northern California, alot cheaper to live out here......
At 9:42pm on October 19, 2008, Iris Joe Kelley said…
Jackson, MI. I have always thought that it was the Jackson referred to in Johnny and June Cash' song "Jackson"
At 9:27pm on October 19, 2008, Iris Joe Kelley said…
I go that way quite often. I have to go to the VFW Post in Licking tomorrow to help a new qm get things started out correctly.
At 9:19pm on October 19, 2008, Iris Joe Kelley said…
I am in Wright County. What part are you from?

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