Friendly Fire A Pyrhhic Victory

by Nicole' LaFra'nce Felton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/27/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9781553955221

About the Book

Friendly Fire, a pyrrhic victory, will take you into the world usually hidden from the civilian community as well as fellow Marines. Kiona Prince is a beautiful young girl from Alabama with a type of toughness that is extremely rare. She is not your typical Marine that daily gives her life to protect her country, she is fighting for her personal survival in love. Take a look into her world and see how the story unfolds.

Just how far will she go to survive? At what cost will she have to go to help the Corps learn just how dangerous domestic violence can truly be? This is the training not found in boot camp, not found in MCI's, not rectified in receiving extra duty and not handled by standing on the carpet in front of the Commander. Friendly Fire will show you the personnel problem that cannot be fixed by the Command alone. As the story unfolds, see how acts of violence and calls for help are swept under the rug and watch as it puckers under stress.

About the Author

Nicole' LaFra'nce Felton published her first works in poetic prose in the Black Onyx Literary Magazine at Berea College in Berea Kentucky in 1985. She is a former Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant whose most honored and challenging position was as an Equal Opportunity Advisor in Okinawa Japan. She was nominated Woman of the Year in 1998 and is the recipient of two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals.

Nicole' is also the author of 'Caught in the Storm' and 'Slides' , poems featured in Letters from the Soul. She was the recipient of the International Poet of Merit Award by the International Society of Poets in November 2002. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Human Relations and is a volunteer victim advocate. She will be attending Walden University where she plans to complete her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology specializing in Forensics in which she will focus her dissertation on psychological motivations of domestic violence.

She has spent nearly nine years in Okinawa Japan with her mother Quientella and daughter Quientella Nicole. Her most difficult feat in life has been feeling safe...she is a survivor.