One of the best-authored books from WWII we have ever read!
The Real-life story of a young man growing up in a mid-America farm country, comrades in arms, combat, capture, survival, and ultimate revenge at the end of WWII and the very beginning of the cold war. Exacting details of flying B24s to combat. This story is written by an unsung hero H. Alan Walker and never told till now. Alan, a young 2nd. Lt. bombardier who survived being shot down over the Balkans, survived deplorable conditions and torture with his cunningness, survived to point out his tormentors for justice. Details never before told of a classified secrete mission before the end of the war. This mission was to indict German War Criminals at the Balkan Front before Berlin fell. Who was the enemy, the Germans or the Russians? Was the U.S. Mission used to enact Russian instant revenge? Read Walker’s story and decide for yourself.
This book will fascinate and perhaps unsettle the reader who knows nothing about prisoners of war. There are many accounts of POW experience but Richard Peterson has gone beyond just the experience; his story will intrigue anyone who has even remotely entered the life a former prisoner of war.
He has analyzed the effect on a survivor and how he personally fought and overcame it. His story delves mercilessly into what happens to a man captured and imprisoned by his enemy in combat. His graduate study of psychology has enabled him to translate experience, effect and recovery in both emotional and scientific terms.
On Feb 7, 2003, Cpl Cox left loved ones behind, stepped into the darkness of the unknown and found himself in the midst of Operation Iraqi Freedom. WAR CHANGES LIVES… “What was it like?” Eric J Cox does an excellent job of answering this question although what you may find most astonishing is that combat was only a prelude to the psychological battles he would face. “A stark episode of one Marine’s experience of the Iraq war that will resonate with millions…” -Sean Gautam, MBA, LL.M. “Hit home with my wife and has brought us closer by giving her an appreciation of what we went through…” -Jason Ream, Founder, Operation PTSD “I was hooked by the 2nd page, crying by page 20 and didn’t put it down until I was finished…” -Rhondave Sitzes, Marine Mom “Written with objective precision and unbiased viewpoints, balancing the gravity of war with small nuggets of humor…” -Sean Gautam, MBA, LL.M. “Sheds light on a great struggle…” – LtCol Dean Vrable, USMC