Traveling to Where the Story Began

Frankford Historical Society

In September, I traveled to my grandfather’s hometown of Frankford which is northeast of central Philadelphia. I had toured the area a few times before while doing research for the book, so it was nice to revisit the place where … Continue reading →

337th Infantry on Facebook

337th infantry

One of the best things that has occurred as I promote this book is connecting with people. One of the most recent and significant connections was with Mr. Howard Gorrell. Howard is the son of  337th Infantrymen Captain Paul E. … Continue reading →

Book Review of My American Odyssey

frankford gazette

Found this review of my book, My American Odyssey. It’s short, but to the point. Thanks to the Frankford Gazette for the promotion. My grandfather was originally from Frankford which is located in the northeast Philadelphia area – which is … Continue reading →

World War II Poem

Master Sergeant stripes

General George Patton was not only known for his military strategy, but also for his tendency to write profound poems and essays about warfare. Although Corporal Donald Byers was not of the same military rank, he did share the love … Continue reading →

Veterans Remember D-Day Invasion

D-Day Veterans

Below is a story I wrote as an intern for The Reading Eagle newspaper in 2000 commemorating the 1st Army’s landing in Normandy as part of the D-Day Invasion during World War II on the morning of June 6, 1944. … Continue reading →