The "snipe in a can" is a story of a young man growing up in harsh condition during the 1930. With no other alternatives he joins the navy to get away from home. He quickly rose to NCO status, but in the process loses his relationship with God. He follows the current until it leads him back home. William Monroe started his career in Merom, Indiana in 1948 where he graduated from Merom High School. Attended Indiana State University. Served on a Destroyer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After the war, was employed by Columbia Records as Process Engineer and as Manufacturing Manager at Applied Computing Devices in Terre Haute, Indiana. Now a retired minister lives in Sullivan, Indiana with his wife Betty.