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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Military
  • Language:English
  • Pages:182
  • eBook ISBN:9781935766919

Walter Goes to War--WWII

A Biography of Captain Walter H. Beckham Jr., USNR Retired

by Dick Hrebik

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Overview
When Walter was born in 1920, Japan had invaded Korea and China while the world stood by in disbelief that Japan would ever attack the United States. By the time Walter entered high school, he knew war was imminent with both Japan and Germany. Having already been admitted to Harvard Law School, instead, Walter stepped forward and said “take me, I want to serve my country.”
Description
When Walter was born in 1920, Japan had invaded Korea and China while the world stood by in disbelief that Japan would ever attack the United States. By the time Walter entered high school, he knew war was imminent with both Japan and Germany. Having already been admitted to Harvard Law School, instead, Walter stepped forward and said “take me, I want to serve my country.”
About the author
Dick Hrebik is an author, historian, adjunct lecturer, actor, singer, adventurer, and retired Marine mustang major who brings humor and challenging questions to his books and speeches. He holds an MBA degree and is an arbitrator for the Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority (FINRA). For twenty-two years he was the Director of Administration of large law firms, including the Washington, DC office of Jones Day. He is a voice from the Silent Generation who has traveled to and/or lived in ninety-six countries, having climbed some of the highest mountains in the world. BOOKS: "So, You Want a Job?" "Corps Vet" "The Warrior Among Us" (winner of 2011 National Stars and Flags Book Award & the prestigious 2012 Military Writers Society of America Book Award for political science fiction) SPEECHES: "Secrets and Spies" "What’s Wrong in America"
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