Rick Portier

April 21, 2024

“At First Light” celebrates 2nd anniversary with a string of strong reviews

At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse was released two years ago, on April 19, […]
April 21, 2024

Week One of my New Devotional: “What the Bible Says About …”

Many of you may remember when I was posting my “Morning Glory, Evening Grace” twice-a-day Biblical devotion in the remote past. For a number of years […]
April 20, 2024

April 20, 1944 – Enemy names given to the Germans on Anzio

War correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, “Funny how nicknames change from one war to the next, and even during wars.”[1]
April 20, 2024

“At First Light” celebrates 2nd anniversary with the best review of all

At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse was released two years ago yesterday, on April […]
April 19, 2024

April 19, 1944 – Adopted kids at Anzio

War correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, “I’ve told you time and again about the dogs our soldiers have taken as pets and mascots. Running second to dogs, […]
April 19, 2024

“At First Light” celebrates 2nd anniversary and here’s what’s happened since release

At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse is slowly making headway. The publisher sold out […]
April 18, 2024

April 18, 1944 – Army finally comes thru with a practical front line stove and candles

War correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, One of the most practical pieces of equipment our Army has got around to is the Little Coleman stove for cooking. […]
April 17, 2024

April 17, 1944 – Even the dead are not safe on the Anzio beachhead

War correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, “In addition to its regular job of furnishing food and clothing to the troops, the Quartermaster Corps of the Fifth Army […]
July 2, 2022

Saturday Book Report — Amazing PR for my WWII book “At First Light”

Just this week there have been a number of wonderful developments concerning my WWII book about my father and his exploits and heroism. I hope you’ll […]
August 6, 2022

Saturday Book Report – CBS Photojournalist produces WWII book trailer

While Barb and I were in Baton Rouge in April for the World Premier of my new WWII book, At First Light: A True World War […]