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Award-winning author, military historian, and US Army veteran.
“Audentis Fortuna Iuvat”
Meet Jay D. Vanderpool. December 7, 1941: Lieutenant Jay D. Vanderpool awoke to the sights and sounds of the attack on Pearl Harbor. By the end of the day, he was among the handful of survivors digging trenches and emplacing howitzers along the beaches of Oahu, anticipating a Japanese invasion of the Hawaiian Islands. By … More NEW BOOK: “Coyote Recon”
From Normandy to Iwo Jima. Harrowing tales of combat…as told by the men who lived it.During World War II, the US military drew some 16 million men into its ranks. They came from nearly every walk of life – farmers, tradesmen, teachers, lawyers, and even Hollywood celebrities. But whether they came from the wheat fields … More NEW BOOK: “The Combat Diaries”
Combat leadership in action. From Korea to Vietnam…from Nicaragua to the Iron Curtain. August 27, 1966: The men of 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry were standing strong in the face of enemy fire. For the past thirty-six hours, they had beaten back a relentless wave of enemy assaults. Two days earlier, the Viet Cong had attacked … More NEW BOOK – “Danger Forward”
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