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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:War & Military
  • Language:English
  • Pages:292
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781543925067
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543925050

My Father's War

by Robert J. Wells


First Lieutenant “Leu” Waverly would not be surrendering to the Empire of Japan on April 9, 1942, like 65,000 thousand Filipino, American and other Allied soldiers did on the infamous Bataan Death March. An estimated 10,000 Allied soldiers would die over the next five days. The soldiers marched without food, water, or medical attention in ninety-degree heat. If they tried to obtain these life-saving items, they were shot, bayoneted, or beheaded by the Japanese. Leu and five other brave souls decided they would go AWOL and make a daring attempt to evade the enemy. 
Leu’s chance of survival was low as he was a counter-intelligence officer who spoke and wrote Japanese. Capture, interrogation and eventual beheading were a reality. His sole purpose was getting his small band of brothers home…. alive. My Father’s War tells the tale of Team Six and is a riveting, fact-based drama of World War II, and the soldiers who helped to shape its effect on the future. 


About the author

The author was a combat officer in South Vietnam in 1966 and 1972. He related that his two worst fears were surviving a jeep crash (you drive fast to try and bypass an IED/Bomb) and becoming a POW. In 1966 he was almost captured, and the same on the DMZ, when on March 30, 1972, his small team of Advisors were surrounded by 25,000 North Vietnamese Regular soldiers. They escaped and evaded the enemy, like his book's main character, "Leu," and his Team Six did on the Bataan Peninsula in WWII. Leu was a twenty-three-year-old Army First Lieutenant that arrived in Manila for duty on December 1, 1941.   Duty-Honor-Country

Robert J. Wells
Retired US Army 

Florida Membership: 
American Legion Post # 373 
Veterans of Foreign Wars # 5968 
Disabled American Veterans # 38

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