Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

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Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper about my father and the book I wrote about him.

The article, Honoring his father’s legacy: ‘At First Light’ tells the story of World War II hero Phil Larimore, was on the front page of the Life Section of the paper.

For those of you who have read the book, you might find this additional information that is in the article interesting:

After writing the book, Walt Larimore received records indicating bullets struck his dad twice on his helmet and once in his canteen as he rode the tank. The records include an interview with a German officer that the author wishes he could have used.

“The officer earlier stated that his men were demoralized at the appearance of the man on the tank that bullets would not stop,” he said. “Wouldn’t that be a great quote [to have included in the book]?”

If you haven’t read the book, you can learn more about At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse here.


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  1. Charlotte Van Hoozier says:

    That additional information about your Dad is just awesome – sure wish you could have included it in the book – but glad you shared it here.

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