After years of research and writing, the dream toward which all the labor was exerted is finally getting closer to becoming reality. This morning I signed a contract with TouchPoint Press to publish Dillon's War, which traces my uncle's tracks across Europe during World War II.
The book will follow him from his entry into the army at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, through his training at Camp Polk, La.; the Desert Training Center; Fort Pickett, Va.; and Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.; and his deployment from Camp Kilmer, N.J. Once in England, more training ensued before his landing in Normandy a couple of weeks after D-day with the 391st Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Armored Division. That's where his war really began, and it was not pretty. He was a tank driver for forward artillery observers, so he saw the war from the front lines.
The accompanying photo shows Dillon atop an M3 Lee light tank. The book should be available within the next 18 months. I'll keep readers posted on its progress through the publishing process and announce a release date as soon as it becomes available.
Meanwhile, I'm still anticipating the soon release of Evangelism and Expulsion: Missionary Work among the Cherokees Until Removal.