×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance
  • Alternative view 1 of The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance
  • Alternative view 2 of The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance
     

The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance

by Frederick E. LaCroix
 

While Japanese and American forces fight mercilessly for control of the Philippines in 1945, two men, a Japanese infantry officer and an American P-51 fighter pilot, meet in a fearsome battle that leaves the Japanese officer dead. Half a century later, the fighter pilot's son, Frederick E. LaCroix, inherits the officer's bloodied, Kanji-inscribed Imperial battle

Overview

While Japanese and American forces fight mercilessly for control of the Philippines in 1945, two men, a Japanese infantry officer and an American P-51 fighter pilot, meet in a fearsome battle that leaves the Japanese officer dead. Half a century later, the fighter pilot's son, Frederick E. LaCroix, inherits the officer's bloodied, Kanji-inscribed Imperial battle flag, which was given to his father as a memento of his victory. The flag, coupled with his father's wartime correspondence, propels LaCroix on a six-year journey across eastern Asia to find the dead officer's family and return the flag.The Sky Rained Heroes details the emotional true stories of two soldiers from vastly different cultures, their families and the diverse paths that led them to their fatal meeting. Drawing from their actual wartime experiences, LaCroix crafts a unique and powerful narrative that brings the dramatic events of World War II to life and honors those who fought so bravely.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982160138
Publisher:
Synergy Books
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

For over twenty years, Frederick E. LaCroix, the son of a World War II fighter pilot who fought in the Pacific theater, has lived in and traveled throughout Asia, where he works to create new economic and educational opportunities in the Asian countryside. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of The PowerSource Group LLC and resides in the Philippines.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews