A Soldier's Journey to Okinawa

A Soldier's Journey to Okinawa

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With the backdrop of war, a young soldier seeks to hold on to the only world he's known, and the one he wants to return to. A summer romance. A November engagement and enlistment. On Nov. 11, 1942, in the courtyard of Independence Hall, hundreds of new recruits are sworn-in to the U.S. Military. Anne Caruso is there to watch as a still 18-year-old Herman Trout joins in. Herman's life-changing 3-year journey through the Pacific Theater is about to begin. It's a story told in his 177 letters to Anne. Cover photo: Herman and Anne on Nov. 22, 1942.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.43mm | 326.58g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514393654
  • 9781514393659

About Herman R Trout Jr

Herman R. Trout, Jr. graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ. During World War 2, he enlisted in the Army and served with "C" Battery of the 98th AAA (Anti Aircraft Artillery) Gun Battalion. He participated in the Pacific invasions of Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and Okinawa. Herman worked for RCA and the Collingswood, NJ Board of Education. He coached Little League baseball, and he's a Life Member of the American Legion and the VFW. He now resides in Riverton, NJ.show more