“At First Light” and “The Forgotten Front” featured on a nationwide podcast — America’s Veteran’s Stories

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“At First Light” and “The Forgotten Front” featured on a nationwide podcast — America’s Veteran’s Stories


I was honored to be interviewed by Kim Munson on her podcast “America’s Veteran’s Stories” on Father’s Day (06/14/24) but saved it for today. I hope you and yours will take time this July 4th holiday weekend to listen to it here and that you will be inspired by the suffering, sacrifices, and forgotten successes in WWII that bought with blood and lives the freedom we celebrate today..

You’ll learn about the youngest commissioned Army officer in WWII (and one of the most decorated) who fought over 400 days on the “Forgotten Front” in Southern Europe in WWII. You’ll also be astounded by one amazing horse.

It’s a story about my dad, Philip B. Larimore, Jr. The podcast was titled, “At First Light: 2nd Lieutenant Phil Larimore’s Heroic World War II Story.”

After listening to the podcast, if you want to know more about his amazing story, my award-winning book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, might be of interest to you.

Learn more about the book or order it here.

The reviews of the book have been excellent. Here are snippets from just a few:

    • A masterful retelling of a heroic life … finely written and well-researched … a beautifully told story.” 
    • Like a movie plot … stranger-than-fiction.” 
    • “Like a melody building to a crescendo … gains power as it proceeds to a moving conclusion. 
    • “A riveting story that rivals Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken. 
    • “An impressive and memorable story of genuine courage, daring, and heroism.”
    • Never before has a book moved me to tears out of pride. 
    • “This story is extraordinary. Don’t miss this remarkable book.”   
    • “Quite moving … I can’t describe the conclusion to friends without tearing up.
      • Karen Jensen, Editor, World War II Magazine
    • “At a time when we need real heroes more than ever, this story should inspire, bless, and encourage every American.
    • “This true tale scores in spades … may keep you up till first light.” 
    • “It’s like a combination of Band of Brothers and War Horse—or perhaps a mixture of Unbroken and Seabiscuit. A mesmerizing page-turner not to be missed.”
      • Pat Williams, co-founder of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and former general manager of the 1983 World Champion Philadelphia 76ers
    • “An astonishing … compelling … superb story of courage, honor, and sacrifice.” 
      • Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, U.S. Army (Ret.) three-star general, formerly the 29th President of the University of South Carolina and the 59th Superintendent of West Point
    • “A fantastic story … deserves a standing ovation.” 

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