Wow, pretty chilling video. I saw the movie The Great Santini but never had the pleasure the read the book. I think I have it on the shelves somewhere. I need to find it and read it. I'm pretty sure I will have a lot to say about it!
Conroy and his family seem to have suffered greatly from growing up with a father like his. The man lives on in his children, I'm sure, having imbedded himself in their minds forever. I don't envy them.
Wow. He paints a much nicer picture of his father in The Great Santini. Even then, years later, he was cleaning things up to "protect our Marine."