Ever A Soldier: Reflections of a Veteran - From Horse Cavalryman to WWII to Vietnam
How does a soldier live with the inhumanity of war and survive to live in peace afterward? What came before in the lives of our defenders that allowed them to stand so strongly? Perhaps most importantly, what comes after as they strive to make new lives for themselves and their families?
Men like Philip Bishop may have the best answers. In Ever A Soldier, Lilly Robbins Brock chronicles Bishop's life from his game-poaching youth to his decorated military career and beyond-to his impending hundredth birthday.
In her compassionate retelling of Bishop's life and his twenty-year military career in unflinching yet human terms, Brock brings to center stage the persona of the soldier who helped the Greatest Generation achieve its rightful place in history. She tells Phil Bishop's story against a well-researched backdrop of the times, seamlessly blending the Big Picture with the ground-level saga of one soldier.
From the decisive WWII battle at the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany to dodging a Viet Cong attack at Bien Hoa, Phil Bishop takes us into that special place of life and death called war.
As in her previous book, Wooden Boats & Iron Men, the author brings historical fact with the special insights of one who was there. The result is a genuinely compelling story sure to interest history buffs.
Sometimes, the brightest of lights come from ordinary men.