(J. S. Tate ('Tater'), a nightmare-haunted World War II fl...)
J. S. Tate ('Tater'), a nightmare-haunted World War II flyer, is upset and bitter because he believes that while he was in combat overseas all those he was close to back home had betrayed him. Just how will ‘Tater'– back home on the eve of V-E Day after being honorably discharged – cope with both his unhappiness and his nightmares? Joey, Joe, and Joseph is a unique work of fiction that is really three stories about the same protagonist in which the first two stories contribute to the climactic ending in the third.
Student, Amherst College, 1941—1943. Student, Amherst College, 1945—1946. Student, Michigan State University, 1943.
Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1946. Master of Arts, University Massachusetts, 1955.
Officer family business, 1946—1955. Instructor English Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1955—1960, assistant professor, 1960—1965, associate professor, 1965—1972, professor, 1972—1985, professor emeritus, from 1985. Consultant Gulf Oil Corporation, Philadelphia, Gulf Research and Development Company, Philadelphia, General Electric Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, St. Joseph Lead Company, Monaca, Pennsylvania.
1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1943-1945.
Married Dorothy Blackburn, February 16, 1946 (deceased 2001). Children: Jeffrey W., Laura Barron, Gail Pashek.