Avery is a WWII veteran and Battle of the Bulge survivor. He composed and published music in the 40's and 50's, worked on studio sets in Hollywood during the 50's and 60's, and he has participated extensively in the antiwar movement and in the Civil Rights movement as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee -- SNCC (pronounced "SNICK"). He has written many short stories and prose which can be found on this site. Check it out, then post a comment.
Those of us who survived the Battle of the Bulge were sent to Brussels for rest and relaxation - where this picture was taken. It's amazing what a shower, a real bed, and a gorgeous bed mate can do.