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Perry D. Sullivan is a decorated war veteran with seventeen medals and decorations including two aerial achievement medals with Valor. A jet pilot for twenty-one years in the United States Air Force, Sullivan flew in the Iraq war, Bosnia, South America and Asia, and ultimately achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Now retired from the military, Perry is a writer and pilot for a commercial airline. He resides with his wife and two sons in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri.
  1. Christine Broughton permalink

    We enjoyed your book”LOST FLOWERS”. We live in Raleigh NC now, but I did live in Johnston CO. on 42 west of Clayton. I have been to the store many times during my life. I would love to know more about what happened to your Mother. I am so happy your life went the right way and you have life made with a good wife and two sons. So happy you did well for yourself! I hope the best for you and your sister. Christine Broughton

  2. Steve Moye permalink

    I’m reading your book now. I’m from Wayne County and live in Seven Springs. I grew up doing farm work, and hearing about moonshine; but it was mostly over by the time I came of age. I first learned of Percy in 1984 when I was a grad student at NCSU putting out field test plots at Archer’s Lodge. I’ve been to the store a few times in the 80’s and rode through the area in recent years. It’s quite developed now and doesn’t have the character that is once had.

    The book reminds me of stories I heard about my own grandfather who was a fox hunter. The local Albertson fox hunt is an annual event, but the sport is in decline. My grandfather was a part that foxhunting in the 40’s/50’s.. Land development and loss of these rural areas make fox hunting nearly impossible, although some still run foxes in confined areas. They do not usually allow the dogs to catch the fox. Percy’s bloodlines are still talked about.

    The most interesting thing is that it takes me back in time. I remember the old country stores that don’t exist anymore. Oh yes, there are stores in the country, but they are not country stores. They sell drinks, nabs, cakes, and gas. But hardware, meats, livestock feeds – no.. Folks don’t sit around the store and talk like they used to. Sounds like you lived it first hand.

    I’ll be back reading the book within the next day or two. It is quite interesting..

    • Thanks Steve. Times do change and I do miss those days. Times now are much easier than then.
      Best Wishes,

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