World War II

April 16, 2024

April 16, 1944 – Flat battleground at Anzio has driven entire U. S. Army into dugouts

War correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, “You’ve heard how flat the land of the Anzio beachhead is. You’ve heard how strange and naked our soldiers feel with […]
April 15, 2024

April 15, 1944 – Mules to the Rescue on Anzio

“The Infantryman, the soldier whose greatest armor is his courage; whose most dependable vehicle are his own two feet; whose weapons are those only which he can carry and […]
April 14, 2024

April 14, 1944 – Anzio—Where our men held. Generals may have erred, but doughboys didn’t

AP writer, Daniel De Luce, wrote, “This sun bathed strip of the Italian coast which has cost more Allied lives to hold than any other piece […]
April 14, 2024

An Introduction to 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 13, 2024

April 13, 1944 – Allies on beachhead stronger than ever; new drive is near

War Corespondent, Robert Vermillion, wrote, “Allied positions on the Anzio beachhead are stronger than ever 84 days after its founding, and the Germans, now completely on […]
April 12, 2024

April 12, 1944 – Phil writes home after being ordered back to the front line

The Marnemen were eventually ordered back to the front lines on April 12th, replacing the 45th Infantry Division in the Carano-Padigliano area. Their mission was to “straighten […]
April 11, 2024

April 11, 1944 – What It’s Like With The Yanks In Their Anzio Dugouts

War Correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, “Practically everybody on the Anzio beach bead who is back of the outer defense line has his home underground. We correspondents […]
April 10, 2024

April 10, 1944 – Nazi Shells Coming Faster Than You Could Count Them

War Correspondent Ernie Pyle wrote, “Our artillery up here [on Anzio] is terrific. The beachhead being as small as it is, we can whenever we wish […]
April 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – April 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: At First Light World Premiere next week at LSU in Baton Rouge “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian […]
April 2, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part One – At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of April, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first five chapters of my latest book […]
April 3, 2022

Attention Baton Rouge and New Orleans Friends – World Premiere of “At First Light” This Week

For those of you in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or environs, I’m happy to announce that the World Premiere of my next book, At First Light: A […]
April 7, 2022

“At First Light” WWII book receives a very positive first review at its World Premiere

Barb and I are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the World Premiere of my WWII book about my dad’s heroism and exploits as the youngest front-line […]
April 9, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Two – At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of April, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first five chapters of my latest book […]
April 16, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Three – At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of April, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first five chapters of my latest book […]