Title:Mary in the morning – A Vietnam soldier KIA and his true love …
Author: Roost, Cheryl
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2007
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 192 pages
Comments: The unique true story of a Vietnam soldier who was killed in action on his first wedding anniversary.
Based on the life of Pte Christopher W Roost, the book tackles the horrors of war and in particular the loss of a loved one in the duty of service to his country. An exceptional love story written from a woman’s perspective, this book puts a human face to the controversial war in Vietnam.
At just 20 years of age Chris, like so many Australian young men, was conscripted into the army as a National Serviceman. After marrying his childhood sweetheart, Mary, Chris was posted to Vietnam in June 1968. This book follows Chris’ adventures through training, marriage and war. It shares his thoughts through his precious letters to his family, and tells the incredible story of the impact of war on our young Aussies. Chris was killed in action on December 23rd 1968 – his first wedding anniversary. He lives on in this book.