Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Denis Billmyer ’75 released his first novel, “File 871 – The Quest for Truth,” written under the pen name of deMichael Myer. Billmyer, a mass communications major who served in Vietnam from 1968-69, wrote this fictionalized story of an Agent Orange victim who fights the Veterans Administration for his rights to medical attention and disability compensation. The story is based upon his true life experiences and that of a U.S. Navy seaman who is exposed to asbestos and becomes a cancer victim. Midway through the book the dialogue takes readers back to the St. Cloud State campus in the 1970s and should bring back memories for former students. The novel can be purchased on-line through www.iUniverse.com.