You Were Never Here : Brevet First Lieutenant David A. Hocroft, U.s. Army, Company A, 4th Artillery Regiment, December 1880-september 1884-black & White Interior
The novel "You Were Never There" is the first of a series entitled "Citizen Soldiers" and when completed, will include stories of five non-professional soldiers spanning four generations of the author's ancestors who served honorably in the U.S. Army. These fictional stories are based on actual military unit assignments of the author's relatives as they relate to historical events, campaigns and battles spanning the Civil War, the last of the "Indian Campaigns" against the Chiricahua Apache (the subject of this book), jumping to the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in the Muese-Argonne and Ypres Offenses in WWI, and ending with a few military campaigns in California, outer Hawaiian Islands and other Pacific island conflicts after Pearl Harbor and the beginning of America's involvement in WWII. The reader of the series "Citizen Soldiers" will be exposed to the topography, weather, sounds, smells, visual impacts of the varying environments, as well as the politics of the times, that each of the author's relatives experienced and will become familiar with the level and quality of military training, unit organization, tactics, strategies, risks and hazards (including disease and combat afflictions) unique to each differing periods in America's history.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 20.07mm
- 03 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Pub