The Bridge to Victory

The Bridge to Victory

by Beth C Moroney
The Bridge to Victory

The Bridge to Victory

by Beth C Moroney


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Step into the remarkable life of Jay H. Dakelman, a combat medic with the 86th Pontoon Division of the First Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. In "The Bridge to Victory," discover the untold stories of the brave men who built the vital pontoon bridges that ensured the success of the American Army on the European front. Part I of this gripping biography takes you through the harrowing experiences and travels of the 86th, highlighting their indispensable role in the war effort and the extraordinary bravery that earned Jay numerous medals across five major battles.

After the war, Jay returned home to start a new chapter. Part II chronicles his transition from war hero to a beloved Physical Education teacher and renowned coach at Highland Park High School, where he dedicated 47 years to shaping young athletes. Known for his visionary approach to athletics, Jay amassed an impressive record of championships and broke new ground by advocating for women's sports and promoting higher education for students of color. His pioneering ideas and relentless dedication led to his recognition as the National Athletic Director of the Year in 1982, a testament to his enduring impact.

Jay Dakelman's legacy continues to inspire coaches, athletes, and educators across New Jersey and beyond. "The Bridge to Victory" is a profound tribute to a man who transformed the harsh lessons of war into a lifelong commitment to excellence and inclusivity in sports and education. Join us on this journey through history, courage, and relentless determination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781962905565
Publisher: Book Marketeers
Publication date: 05/16/2024
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 721,690
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
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