Month: October 2021

Ernie Pyle’s 1944 book “Brave Men” saved my novel. I never expected the research for “Secret Battles” to be so difficult. Hadn’t thousands of fiction and non-fiction books been written about World War II? Hadn’t the 9th Infantry Division – around which my book is centered – been instrumental in three major invasions during that… Read more »

And then there were two. Only two World War II veterans from the 9th Infantry Division attended their reunion this year. The rest of us at the 76th annual event were mostly the widows, sons and daughters of veterans. We gathered in Fayetteville, North Carolina, last week to dedicate a bronze plaque at Fort Bragg… Read more »