Mary in the Morning: Based on the True Story of an Australian Soldier K.I.A. in Vietnam

Author(s): Cheryl Roost


Mary in the Morning is the unique true story of a Vietnam soldier who was killed in action on his first wedding anniversary. Based on the life of Pte C 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 the young age of twenty years Chris, like so many Australian young men was conscripted into the army as a National Serviceman. After marrying his childhoodsweetheart, Mary, Chris was posted to Vietnam in June 1968. Mary in the Morning follows Chris's 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.


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Cheryl Roost went to hell and back after her son, an accomplished jockey, was involved in an horrific car accident which killed his best friend on Mother's Day 1996. Phillip lost his career as a jockey. But out of the horror, some good has come. Cheryl used Phillip as the basis for her first book, Swinging on a Star, about an injured jockey recovering and riding in the Melbourne Cup. Cheryl derives her inspiration for her second book Mary in the Morning from years of experience living with a family's heartache at losing a loved one in the Vietnam War. Her husband's brother, Chris Roost, was killed in Vietnam on his first wedding anniversary.

General Fields

  • : 9781921221033
  • : Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : 0.3
  • : February 2007
  • : 208mm X 135mm X 10mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cheryl Roost
  • : Paperback
  • : 2007
  • : 959.7043092
  • : 200
  • : Illustrations, facsims., ports.