You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home

You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home

by Johnny Heller, Bryan Bender
     
 

Major George Eyster V comes from a family of military officers dating back to the Revolutionary War. His tour of duty in Iraq, however, left him disillusioned and questioning. Then he accepted a posting to J-PAC, an elite division whose mission is to fulfill the most solemn promise of the military code: bring all fallen soldiers home to the country for which

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Major George Eyster V comes from a family of military officers dating back to the Revolutionary War. His tour of duty in Iraq, however, left him disillusioned and questioning. Then he accepted a posting to J-PAC, an elite division whose mission is to fulfill the most solemn promise of the military code: bring all fallen soldiers home to the country for which they gave their lives.In 1944 Captain Ryan McCown, a dashing young Marine aviator assigned to the USS Nassau, was shot down over the jungles of Papua, New Guinea. McCown’s diaries and letters home provide a powerful portrait of the fears and sacrifices of a very different war-and the pathos of the ultimate cost of duty.Eyster’s mission with J-PAC eventually took him and his team deep into the sweltering interior of New Guinea to at last deliver this fallen veteran to his loved ones-while perhaps also recovering something lost in himself.

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“Johnny Heller’s gravelly voice imbues Eyster’s real-life story with a sense of family and duty.”
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Pat Conroy
“Destined to be a classic.”
—Pat Conroy, author of The Great Santini and Prince of Tides
Doug Stanton
“An epic drama. . . . This is poignant, exhilarating storytelling.”
—Doug Stanton, author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers
Col.(Ret.) Peter Mansoor, PhD - Peter Mansoor
“An amazing story of faith and redemption across the generations. . . . It puts real meaning behind . . . ‘leave no man behind’.”
—Col.(Ret.) Peter Mansoor, PhD, General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History, Ohio State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622310166
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged; 11.5 hours
Pages:
690
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Col.(Ret.) Peter Mansoor, PhD - Col.(Ret.) Peter Mansoor

“An amazing story of faith and redemption across the generations. . . . It puts real meaning behind . . . ‘leave no man behind’.”
—Col.(Ret.) Peter Mansoor, PhD, General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History, Ohio State University

Pat Conroy

“Destined to be a classic.”
—Pat Conroy, author of The Great Santini and Prince of Tides

Doug Stanton

“An epic drama. . . . This is poignant, exhilarating storytelling.”
—Doug Stanton, author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers

General Wesley K. Clark, US Army retired - General Wesley K. Clark

“A great read, linking two wars, and young men two generations apart. The tragedies of war, promise unfulfilled, and lives thrown off course have seldom been so sensitively portrayed and skillfully examined. One of the best of the Iraq War vintage books.”
—General Wesley K. Clark, US Army retired and author of A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country

Meet the Author

Journalist BRYAN BENDER wrote for Inside the Army and was a military correspondent for Jane’s Defense Weekly and other publications. He is the national security reporter for The Boston Globe.

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