In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Only a couple of dozen nails to go, and sure enough old Herm, right on time, waddled around the comer of his beat-up neglected house heading towards us. My brother-in-law, Scott, and I knew we would be unable to finish fixing my front porch steps without a visit from my waning but curious neighbor. Even at nine o'clock in the morning, Herm figured it was not too early to spit out a war story, or a chopped up explanation about what we were doing wrong."
McGraw, Michael E.
"The Story of An American Soldier,"
The Angle: Vol. 1994
, Article 2.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol1994/iss1/2