When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Mel Amler was a sociable and motivated dental student completing his first semester at New York University. The following spring, the US Army commissioned him and thousands of his classmates nationwide in the Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Reserve. Their coursework was accelerated to supply the armed forces with critically needed dental officers. Upon graduation, the newly minted dentists were whisked off to basic training and to combat zones worldwide. Armed with a .45 automatic and carbine, his newly gained profession, and a commission as a First Lieutenant, Mel found himself deep in the jungles of Mindanao, The Philippines. Standing watch duty in the pitch-black rain-flooded midnight, he wondered how this city boy who loved science and music had come to this.
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Book review by Dr. Robert Silber, Professor Emeritus, CCNY Mel Amler shares with us his personal thoughts, deep feelings and exciting adventures as a soldier stationed in the Pacific during World War II. What is so engaging about MIDNIGHT ON MINDANAO is the personal and friendly way the author tells his stories bringing to life the events, places and personal history of his tour of duty. Reading MIDNIGHT ON MINDANAO is like sitting down before a fireplace with an old friend who is personally sharing his Pacific war zone experiences with you. An absolutely delightful reading experience. Dr. Robert Silber, Professor Emeritus, CCNY April 2009