Absent Friend Chapter 15
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|Time frame||1958 - 1980|
Bud Ellsberg came from a family of grocers. He arranged to get himself drafted into the Army to get away from the store, then re-ups to get into helicopter mechanics school. When his helicopter crashes in Viet Nam and he gets into a firefight the grocery business starts to look a little bit better and a lot safer.
When he gets out of the Army he goes back to the family business, which is now a supermarket. Bud takes over completely when his father dies, but after a number of incidents with fire, he sells the supermarket business.