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Ray Summers and Bill Gateway found it hard to believe it was going to be 50 years since the end of World War II. They had become lifelong friends on a beach in the Philippines during that turbulent time. Even though they lived on opposite sides of the country, the distance didn't keep them from staying in touch and watching each other's families grow. A reunion with their WWII military unit would be a great opportunity to get old comrades together to celebrate and remember a time when they were all part of history. They hoped all their planning would culminate in a reunion to remember. Little did they realize this reunion would involve a change in plans so drastic it would put all of them in harm's way one more time. It would take one of their highly decorated, military sons to help bring them all home safely and keep several countries from going to war. This is an adventure story whose pages are interwoven with bravery, treachery, and political intrigue.
About the Author
Jeff Thrall was born in a farming community in central Wisconsin and his family moved to Western New York when he was young. He grew up in a suburb of Rochester and spent his summers in Canada canoeing and camping. This is where he learned to enjoy reading and storytelling because there was no television or even electricity. Mr. Thrall currently lives in Rochester, New York with his wife and has three grown children and three grandchildren. He worked for a local police department for twenty-three years where he supervised reserve officers and has recently retired as transportation administrator for a local school district. He is a graduate of SUNY Brockport with a BS in Biology, master’s in education, and CAS in School Business Administration. He previously published 'The Reunion' in 2005 and ‘The Superintendent’ in 2021. He has been working on several other projects including a second edition of “the Reunion’ scheduled for 2022 and the ‘The Retirement’ scheduled for 2023. See www.jeffreythrallbooks.com