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Monthly Family Update – March 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  1. “At First Light” – Six weeks and counting to the April 19 release
  2. “At First Light” – World Premier on April 6-7 at LSU in Baton Rouge
  3. “At First Light” – Fabulous Endorsements continue
  4. “At First Light” – Sneak Peek at the dust cover

1) “At First Light” – Six weeks and counting to the April 19 release

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse,” will be released on April 19. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

2) “At First Light” – World Premiere on April 6

A potential World Premiere for “At First Light” is scheduled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, to coincide with the opening of the renovated LSU WWII Museum in the LSU Memorial Tower.

3) “At First Light” – Endorsements

I’m so blessed to have nearly 40 amazing endorsements for “At First Light.” Here are some more of my favorites:

“I spent the majority of my life fighting battles on the football field—thirty years in the National Football League, nine Super Bowls, and legendary classics like the famous ‘Ice Bowl.’ I’ve told my ‘war stories’ from the NFL for years, but none of my tales come close to the captivating story shared by Walt Larimore in At First Light, a war story about his father who fought to protect the very freedoms you and I enjoy in this country we love.”

—Dan Reeves, Super Bowl Champion and record-setting NFL player and coach

At First Light is one of the most fascinating stories of World War II I have ever read. If you love history like I do, this book is a must read. Near the end of the war, a courageous young US Army officer, Phil Larimore, is given an almost impossible clandestine mission—to find Hitler’s hidden Lipizzaners so they can be saved. Don’t miss this heartwarming true story of a great American hero.”

—Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, U.S. Army (Ret.) three-star general, former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush, and former Commander Delta Force and U.S. Army Special Operations Command

“A great story about a great soldier and leader. Phil Larimore was a Dick Winters from the Band of Brothers-type of frontline, small-unit combat leader, the kind who make all the difference as to who wins or loses and who lives or dies in war. The storyline with the horses and the twists and turns of his love life and military career adds to the compelling narrative. At First Light has the makings of a great movie or Ken Burns miniseries. My bet is that Phil’s son and the book author, Walt Larimore, will be besieged by offers.”

—Col. Alexander P. Shine, U.S. Army, Infantry (Ret.), Masters in U.S. History from Harvard, Professorof Military Science and National Security Strategy at the Army War College

“Intelligently written and descriptively rich, At First Light is tailor-made for anyone who cherishes powerful World War II stories.”

—Marcus Brotherton, New York Times best-selling author 

“Call my agent! At First Light needs to be greenlighted for a multi-episodic film series today. I loved reading about Philip Larimore’s personal journey before, during and after World War II. While being a compelling and enjoyable story, the book doesn’t hold back on the gruesome realities of war and left me grateful for the young soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”

—Gerry Gacek, singer/songwriter and screenwriter 

4) “At First Light” – Sneak Peek at the dust cover

I’m really pleased with the “dust cover” for the hand cover edition of “At First Light” and wanted you to be one of the first folks to see it. You may have to double click on it to read it.

5) Answers to Last Month’s Prayers
  • Feb 3-8, Barb and I were in Atlanta where I spoke at the “Faith and Medicine Conference” on Friday, February 4, and then we had a wonderful visit with Scott, Jen, and our granddaughters.
  • Feb 17-23, Barb and I made a travel swing through south Florida which was absolutely delightful:
    • Feb 17-18, I spoke at several events at Palm Beach Atlantic University, all of which were a blessing.
    • Feb 19: We drove the Tamiami Trail across the Everglades and took several wonderful hikes.
    • Feb 19-20, we visited friends in Naples and Bonita Springs. On Sunday morning, I spoke briefly at the two services at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs and had two well-attended book signings.
    • Feb 21, we toured Sanibel and Captiva Islands (world-class shelling) as well as the winder homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
    • Feb 21-22, we visited with friends in Bradenton as well as the winter home of John Ringling and the Ringling Brothers Circus museums. We had an amazing time.
    • Feb 23, we flew home. We left Florida at 84 degrees and landed in Colorado at 4 degrees. What a whiplash.
6) Prayer Requests for Upcoming Events
  • Mar 7-9, Barb and I will be in Las Vegas to celebrate my 70th The rest of the month I’ll devote myself to organizing all of my research materials for my dad’s book and continue to pray and prepare for the release of the book on April 19.
7) Past Issues of our family newsletter

February 2022

  • Barb’s BIG Surprise Birthday Celebration
  • “At First Light” – 77 days and counting to the April 19 release
  • “At First Light” – World Premier on April 6
  • “At First Light” – Fabulous Endorsements
  • “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living

January 2022

  • Last Day of Patient Care
  • My Heart Catherization
  • Book(s) Report (At First Light, The Best Gift, The Natural Medicines Handbook)

December 2021

  • The Best Gift was released November 16
  • Great Reviews for The Best Gift
  • “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living

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