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Web Site: https://www.weweresoldierstoo.com/

Bio: Bob is an award winning author for his We Were Soldiers Too Series. His first book in the series was about his time in the military and was a finalist for Nonfiction Autobiography Book of the Year in 2015 with the Independent Authors Network. Book Two continues to win awards in numerous contests in the nonfiction category. The book received a Bronze Medal from the Nonfiction Authors Association. It was a Finalist for eBook of the Year with Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist for Military History Book of the Year with National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist for Nonfiction History with Independent Authors Network. Most recently, it won third place and the Bronze Medal from the prestigious Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards in the Nonfiction- Military category. Book three was released on July 6, 2016 and he is currently working on the fourth and fifth book in the series for release by the end of the year. In an effort to tell the complete story of the Cold War, and the veterans who served during this critical time in history, there are plans for twelve books in the series. Bob was in the US Army for almost 8 years in the 1980's and during those years he was quickly educated about the military life that civilians never see or hear about. He decided to write and publish the story of his military career so that others may have an inside view of what it was like to be in the military at that time. Due to the overwhelming support and response from other Cold War Veterans, his first book has been turned into a Cold War documentary series telling the history of the Cold War from the perspective of the veterans who served during this critical time in history. Bob is the father of five children - Natalie, Bambie, Amber, Bob, and Rob. He resides in Bedford, Indiana with his wife Marsha and his three granddaughters; Sage, Jade, and Harmonie. Bob enjoys connecting with US veterans and sharing their stories with others.

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    We Were Soldiers Too: A Historical Look at Germany During the Cold War From the US Soldiers Who Served There

    August 15th, 2016

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    The book received a Bronze Medal from the Nonfiction Authors Association.  It was a Finalist for eBook of the Year with Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist for Military History Book of the Year with National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist for Nonfiction History with Independent Authors Network.  Most recently, it won third place and the Bronze Medal from the prestigious Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards in the Nonfiction- Military category.

    Ground zero for a nuclear war was just over an hour northeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The small town of Fulda is nestled at the base of a natural gap in the hilly wooded terrain of West Germany and was a corridor between East and West Germany. Referred to as the Fulda Gap, this corridor was very likely the path the Warsaw forces and the Soviet Union would have taken to invade Europe.

    ˃˃˃ This books a historical look at the Cold War in Germany through the careers of seventeen veterans who served there. These are their stories as they prepared to defend the Fulda Gap and ground zero.”

    The brave men and women who served in West Germany were the first line of defense against the enemy horde that would come through the gap if hostilities ever began. Their mission was to hold that advancing horde for forty-eight hours until reinforcements arrived. None of them were expected to survive an invasion and they all knew it. This was what they had enlisted for, it was their job, and they did it proudly.

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    We Were Soldiers Too: A Historical Look at Germany During the Cold War From the US Soldiers Who Served There (Volume 2)

    April 11th, 2016

    WWS2 Final Front Cover 2Ground zero for a nuclear war was just over an hour northeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The small town of Fulda is nestled at the base of a natural gap in the hilly wooded terrain of West Germany and was a corridor between East and West Germany. Referred to as the Fulda Gap, this corridor was very likely the path the Warsaw forces and the Soviet Union would have taken to invade Europe.

    This was the most logical and practical path for an invasion. History has shown other great military leaders had come to the same conclusion. Napoleon used this very corridor to withdraw westward during the Battle of Nations and General George S. Patton used it to push the Nazis eastward during World War II. It was the best location, by all accounts, for the Soviets to send their mechanized units through quickly to conquer Frankfurt, the capital and financial center of West Germany and Europe beyond.

    European leaders were shocked at how quickly Hitler had been able to conquer Europe during World War II. To calm these fears and assure them that the United States would not abandon them at the conclusion of the war, the U.S. maintained a significant military force in West Germany for the duration of the Cold War.

    The forces on the east and west sides of the Fulda Gap were the largest numbers of military soldiers and equipment gathered in one area in the history of the world. Behind each side was an arsenal of medium range nuclear missiles aimed at each other and at the Fulda Gap area. The brave men and women who served in West Germany were the first line of defense against the enemy horde that would come through the gap if hostilities ever began. Their mission was to hold that advancing horde for forty-eight hours until reinforcements arrived. None of them were expected to survive an invasion and they all knew it. This was what they had enlisted for, it was their job, and they did it proudly.

    The following is a historical look at the Cold War in Germany through the careers of seventeen veterans who served there. These are their stories as they prepared to defend the Fulda Gap and ground zero…

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