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As a U.S. Marine Traveling through Spain, I was implicated and accused of a crime I had no part in. A true story. Read more

Albany, NY Nonfiction
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As a U.S. Marine Traveling through Spain, I was implicated and accused of a crime I had no part in. A true story.

Albany, NY Nonfiction
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As a U.S. Marine Traveling through Spain, I was implicated and accused of a crime I had no part in. This is a true story. On the first night in a strange country, I met a couple of Sailors that took me around and showed me the Naval base and the town.

 This memoir is about how these Sailors tried robbing a cab driver, and how I stopped them. I was scared and ran away, and I did not report what had happened to police. The next night, the sailors got caught robbing another cab driver. When arrested, my name was thrown into the mix of the attempt of robbery the night before.

My second Day passing through Spain trying to get to my ship in the Mediterranean, I was arrested by military police and handed over to the Spanish authorities. From there, my 3.5 year nightmare began… the pre-confinement, trial and sentence to 5 years in a foreign prison for attempted robbery. The American government acted as if their hands were tied, and there was nothing they could do. I was young, scared, traumatized, and locked in a prison. There are stories of rape, as well as the struggle and abuse I endured throughout this time in my life. This book will show the personal and political drama I endured while being locked up in a strange country for a crime that I was innocent of.

Risks and challenges

Risk: I am not a writer, just a man with an incredible tale! I need to have someone proofread; edit and more than likely completely overhaul and re-write what I have. I have found someone to do this work. In addition, I will need to help finding a graphic artist to do cover designs. The donations collected will help with covering these costs, as well as marketing. The plus, I may have a publisher interested in the Memoir, A proofread and edited, print-ready script with cover designs is the biggest challenge I face. My story needs to be heard, and I would like to get this memoir script-ready for the publisher. I do believe there is a market for this type of story, and people deserve to know the truth, the whole, truth, and nothing but the truth.

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