John Morris Benson

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John Morris Benson was born the first of four boys and two girls in Sanish, Mountrail County, North Dakota and raised to the age of ten all over the western U.S. When he was twelve, his widowed mother moved him and his six siblings to Alexandria, MN. He was graduated from Alexandria's Central High School in 1955.

He served during the Cold War with the Army Security Agency in the U.S., Far East and Europe. He worked for a number of years in retail management and after earning a BA at Central Washington University became a teacher. Subsequently, he earned his MS at Portland State University.

Benson and his wife since 1959 live in Vancouver, WA.

His short novel, Nescient Decoy, went on the market July 31, 2018, his E-book Echoes of Nam was publis
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eading the 2017 obituary of Brandon Wosk gives Hacker Lee Goor echoes of Vietnam. Later, after a routine mental health checkup, he briefly meets Adam Brax and his wife Annie whom he’d seen at the VFW memorial.


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