Just a Regular Guy

By Charlie Morris

Just A Regular Guy is the story of Charlie Morris, growing up in Northern Ohio with the simple ambition to join the Navy, learn a trade, and raise a family in typical Midwest middle class fashion. His life took an abrupt turn when, in 1971 while serving in Vietnam, he was hit by enemy sniper fire while on a helicopter mission in the Mekong Delta. The result of his injuries was right side paralysis with the prognosis to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Through hard work and determination Charlie was able to overcome his physical disability and eventually earn his college degree and begin a high school teaching career. Despite his physical limitations, his desire was just to fit into normal society without standing out from the crowd. His belief that life’s hardest battles were behind him was shattered when the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder invaded his life. This book tells the story of a man fighting numerous and diverse battles just trying to be a regular guy.