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Noel F. Thinking about God and how majestic he is gives me a boost. Hearing my extended family heal and grow inspired me greatly.
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Meeting the veterans and their families, and hearing their stories inspired me the most. Some of the stories relayed in this book have never been spoken to anyone, not even spouses and families of the veterans involved.
Write a comment Find something that you are passionate about and begin to study it. If you are to write, develop and outline and all of the basic steps learned in school.
Next, focus on the story you are going to tell, and tell it well. What are you currently working on? I am working on being a good husband, spending time with my kids, working hard at my primary job and projects around the house I put aside to write the book. Where did you get the idea for your most recent book? I was encouraged to write it by friends Major General retired John C.
Raaen, Jr. The fighting was so severe that seventy-five percent of the unit became casualties where the collective memory of the unit was decimated. After lying on the battlefield for hours he was found by his fellow Rangers only to become lost.
He was physically lost to his unit and then administratively to the official records of the unit. After returning home from battle, he then tragically died ten years later leaving behind his wife and four young children.
Rangers Led the Way on D-Day
When he died in , all detailed knowledge of his service died with him. He became a lost Ranger. After exhaustive research, collaboration with historians and authors in the States and Europe, and through interviews with Ranger veterans and their families, this story details this specialized unit, where they went, what they did, and why they did it. More importantly, it examines how he was restored to history and brought home to a family who never really knew him.
Endorsements: "This book is a wonderful example of what an author can accomplish by good research. Starting with a short note from his mother, and his grandfather's discharge papers and uniform, through diligent research, Mehlo has produced a marvel of detail and a complete, thoroughly engrossing story.
Book Reviews and Endorsements
The book is a must for anyone interested in the World War II Rangers or D-Day, or in the training that Infantry units were exposed to in their development into the fighting units that won the war. Raaen, Jr. Loaded with maps, photographs and detail. This book is a treasure of information, a tribute to a man, an elite American fighting force and a precious gift to American Military History.
Ranger Dawn and other works" "It was a great honor and privilege to collaborate with Noel in creating this important piece of American History. It gave me the opportunity to provide a first hand account of the lives, struggles, hardships, and victories those in the US Army Rangers experienced. This book documents the life of a hero who was never recognized for his deeds until recently; a man I was proudly able to call comrade and friend.