Writer's Commentary

Seventeen: 16 June 1971

Mike Yates sends a letter to Francis Cleary's mother to notify her about the soldier's mental breakdown. I borrowed Siobhan Cleary's first name from an Irish woman at the company where I was working when writing Who Killed Kennedy, Siobhan Geraghty. Yates alludes to Cleary being sent to the Glasshouse, but does not name the institution.

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