story, finally told.
The engaging and unique account of World
War II as seen through the eyes of a young American soldier and
prisoner of war.
They have been referred to as the “Greatest
Generation.” They are the men and women of World War II. Their
stories need to be told. Written in first-person narration by this
World War II veteran and POW, the reader is drawn into the world of
Kenneth Horrigan, with his powerful
and amazing account of being captured by the enemy when he was only
19 years old.
Written with fluency and eloquence, this intense
book chronicles the life of a young soldier and his experiences as a
POW, not only the suffering he endured, but the ways in which he
knew it affected his loved ones. It contains never-before-published
historical documents that give proof, honor and respect to this
American soldier and how he served his country.
Horrigan recounts his experiences of being
interrogated relentlessly by the Germans; suffering unimaginable
emotional and physical distress; including painful persistent hunger
and solitary confinement; and the sights, sounds and smells of war
that no soldier will ever forget. Upon his return home, Horrigan was
rebuked by the Veterans Administration and for years remained
untreated for the emotional scars he suffered at the hands of the
enemy and which he carried with him for his entire life.
Horrigan’s book is a historic tribute to the
American soldier and their families. Even more, Horrigan's story
gives veterans, who may be rebuked by the VA upon their return from
deployment, hope. Sixty years after his return home from the ravages
of war, he received full VA benefits. He is held in the highest
regard by his family, his colleagues and his country.