Not Forgotten

byGregory Hall

Paperback | December 13, 2006

Not Forgotten by Gregory Hall
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As a result of his research for this WWII novel, Gregory Hall travelled to the Philippines with a History Channel film crew, as well as with four of the surviving WWII participants. During the documentary filming, he visited the sites of the two internment camps, Los Banos and Santo Tomas. Additionally, he visited the locations of the beachhead where the amphibious tracked vehicles (AMTRAC's) came ashore, the airfield used by the paratroopers who parachuted into the action, as well as the vacated prison where the liberated prisoners were taken. The author spent numerous years researching the liberation and has personally met many of the participants. Over the years, he has attended six reunions of the former paratroopers and internees. This novel weaves the experiences and stories shared by many of the participants. Gregory Hall's father served as a paratrooper in the US Army's 11th Airborne Division during the rescue. " Like Father, Like Son" , the author enlisted in the US Army and became a paratrooper, albeit a second generation paratrooper during the Vietnam-era. He served with the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division during the mid-1970's, attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-5) in the Airborne Infantry. The novel has been a work of passion for Gregory Hall. The desire to write this novel dates back to when the author was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His father, like many WWII veterans, rarely talked about the war. The author took advantage of being in an airborne division and began researching his father's unit. It became evident to him that the heroic exploits of US paratroopers in the Pacific Theater of Operations were overshadowed by their "brother" paratroopers in the European Theater of Operations. Similarly, the successful rescue of over 2,000 prisoners from 30 miles behind enemy lines in the Philippines, was overshadowed by another historical event that occurred on the very same day, February 23, 1945. That event was the raising of the American flag by US Marines on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. The author is retired after a 24 year career as an FBI Special Agent. He has appeared as a military historian on the History Channel's two hour documentary, RESCUE AT DAWN; THE LOS BANOS RAID. The television documentary was heavily influenced by the author's research for this novel. You can visit the novel's website at https://notforgottennovel.com/. Separately from this work, Gregory Hall has also appeared on both the DISCOVERY and TRAVEL channels as a cold case criminal researcher on the television show EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, hosted by international adventurer Josh Gates. The author and Mr. Gates revisited the legendary skyjacking of an airliner by a person dubbed by the media as "DB Cooper". The author's groundbreaking and highly plausible theory of the skyjacking, " DB Cooper, Step Out Of The Shadow" , has been published on WordPress at https://retiredinvestigator.wordpress.com/.
Title:Not ForgottenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:December 13, 2006Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1425101356

ISBN - 13:9781425101350

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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