Forgotten Soldiers: What Happened to Jacob Walden [NOOK Book]

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Cold War Mystery about an Air Force Captain shot down over Vietnam in 1970 and the untold story of why he never returned home - Forty years later a Journalist investigates what may be the sudden reappearance of Jacob Walden and follows the trail, encountering a secretive operative who may have answers to the question about “What Happened to Jacob Walden,” and why he never returned home.
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Overview

Cold War Mystery about an Air Force Captain shot down over Vietnam in 1970 and the untold story of why he never returned home - Forty years later a Journalist investigates what may be the sudden reappearance of Jacob Walden and follows the trail, encountering a secretive operative who may have answers to the question about “What Happened to Jacob Walden,” and why he never returned home.
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Editorial Reviews

John Podlaski
Although this is a work of fiction, the story could very well have happened and none of us would have been the wiser.

Captain Jacob Walden, 24, had only been in Vietnam for a month when his plane is shot down in 1970. He ejects safely, only to be captured by farmers loyal to the enemy. The author chronicles Jacob’s 400-mile trek on foot through the jungles - northward toward Hanoi where he can be turned over to the proper authorities. Jakes entire world takes a flip upside dow
MWSA-Military Writers Society of America - Edward Cox
A work of historical fiction, Forgotten Soldiers takes you back to the Vietnam War where Air Force pilot Jacob Walden becomes a POW after his plane is hit. Almost forty years later, investigative journalist Ted Pratt meets two mysterious men who tell him the real story of why Jacob Walden never came home. Martin incorporates real events like the U.S. raid on Son Tay prison to give this story added realism.

Forgotten Soldiers starts with a terrific premise and will appeal to history buff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985472719
  • Publisher: Little Elephant Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 2 MB

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About the Author - Warren Martin
Cold War Veteran and Green Beret, Warren blends his knowledge and experiences with imagination and historical events to create an exciting and compelling Cold War Mystery.
Born in Baltimore Maryland, lived in Ireland for four years as a child and grew up in New York City where he attended St. Stephens of Hungary Elementary School and Power Memorial Academy High School. Warren joined the Army in 1975, met his wife Debbie, had three children and traveled extensively as a military family. Warren served in the Infantry, Military Police and the majority of his career in Special Forces. After retiring from the Army Warren transitioned into business and worked for Domino’s Pizza as a Regional Manager in Seattle, Philadelphia, and later became a Domino’s Pizza Franchisee.
Warren earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New York, an MBA from the University of Michigan-Flint, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business and Organizational Leadership. He currently resides in St. Louis Missouri with his wife Debbie of 35 years and is pursuing writing, research, teaching, and support of fraternal, charitable and other organizations.
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  • Posted January 21, 2014

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    Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Forgotten

    Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

    Forgotten Soldiers: What Happened to Jake Walden by Warren Martin is an intriguing story, one that is portrayed as fiction but could so easily have happened – and may well have done for all we know. It’s the story of Jake Walden, an American soldier, the only survivor when the helicopter he was flying in was shot down in 1970, during the Vietnam War. The story starts with his capture by the Vietcong and his introduction to life in a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp. Forgotten Soldiers follows Jake Walden as he is moved from camp to camp, narrowly missing a rescue attempt, until finally being transported to Russia and placed in a camp with a number of other foreign prisoners. Jake manages to keep track of his time in prison and, despite harsh treatment and torture, he keeps his wits about him and makes a couple of long-lasting friendships. Read the full story to find out what did happen to Jake Walden.

    I enjoyed reading Forgotten Soldiers – What Happened to Jake Walden by Warren Martin. It’s cleverly written as a fiction story with a lot of fact woven in, so much so that it actually felt like I was reading a narrative from someone who could have been there, a firsthand account.  The story was fresh, something different from many other war stories that are on the market and, to my mind, it is recommended reading for anyone who wants an insight into what war is like from a prisoner’s point of view.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

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    Forgotten Soldiers - Fiction?? I wonder... May 1, 2012 By John



    Forgotten Soldiers - Fiction?? I wonder... May 1, 2012
    By John Podlaski

    Although this is a work of fiction, the story could very well have happened and none of us would have been the wiser.

    Captain Jacob Walden, 24, had only been in Vietnam for a month when his plane is shot down in 1970. He ejects safely, only to be captured by farmers loyal to the enemy. The author chronicles Jacob's 400-mile trek on foot through the jungles - northward toward Hanoi where he can be turned over to the proper authorities. Jakes entire world takes a flip upside down when his captors inform him that Vietnam is not at war with the United States, therefore, the Geneva Convention does not apply. Jake is not a POW, instead, he is judged a criminal and sentenced to prison.

    Thus began his daily ritual of torture, starvation, inhumane treatment and isolation. Thinking his life could not get any worse, Jake soon discovers how wrong he is when a masochistic Russian Major takes over the interrogation and torture.

    The author uses real events in his story such as the historic U.S. raid on the Son Tay prison camp to rescue seventy American prisoners - a location only 23 miles west of Hanoi, Jane Fonda's infamous trip to the Hanoi Hilton Prison in North Vietnam, and the fall of the Russian empire.

    Thirty-six years later, Capt Jacob Walden is officially pronounced dead by the United States government. A reporter and Jacob's brother do not believe this to be true and set out on their own to find proof to the contrary. What they find instead is shocking! To tell anymore would be a spoiler - you'll have to read this fine story on your own to see how it ends. Warning: you'll stay up late into the night reading because you won't be able to stop. Highly recommended! Great job Warren!

    John Podlaski, Author
    Cherries : A Vietnam War Novel

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