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"Undaunted: Five True Stories from World War II" is a brief collection of short stories of heroes from World War II who served in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Air Corps, the U.S. Marines, and the U.S. Merchant Marines. These stories are from both theaters – European and Pacific – and they span the length of the war. First we meet a young artillery officer who devises a plan to keep the Japanese at bay while besieged in the Philippines. Then we walk beside a soldier who loses his leg after the infamous Bataan Death March. Next we leap from a crippled plane with a bombardier in the skies over Nazi-occupied France, then sail with a Merchant Seaman through the U-boat infested waters of the Mediterranean, and finally stand with an awestruck Marine in the middle of downtown Nagasaki. "Undaunted: Five True Stories from World War II" adds the tales of these courageous men to the historic record of American bravery and sacrifice during World War II.
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J. Pepper Bryars began his career writing for military newspapers while serving in the Army National Guard, and he received the Army Commendation Medal for his deployment to Hungary in support of the peace-enforcement mission in Bosnia. Pepper then became a newspaper reporter, spent time as an aide to a congressman and governor, and served as a presidential appointee in the Defense Department. He was also a strategic communication advisor to U.S. military forces operating in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. He was twice awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service, once for service in Baghdad and a second time for work at the Pentagon. His weekly opinion column is published in the Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, Huntsville Times, the Mississippi Press, and at AL.com. Readers may contact him at www.jpepperbryars.com.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 32 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.08 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1490326758