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 Posted: Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 02:57 am
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Steven Cone

Joined: Fri May 19th, 2006
Location: Mount Juliet, Tennessee USA
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You are correct with the name Sallie "Buck"Preston.

I don't remember reading anything about Hood being a drinker.  There are here say  stories  of him taking opiates.. But there are no documented facts to any of that. 

I have always wondered about  those (not necessary a leg)  that lost limbs and returned to their ranks.  What drove them to continue on in the ranks and in life.

I have always wondered what gave them  the strength to go on.was it love of  country  or life;  Did they have a death wish ? Did they think they  had something to prove by being a amputee? 

All this Would actually make a good book  for someone to write.. that is if there isn't one already out there.

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