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The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance Frederick LaCroix

The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance

Frederick LaCroix

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ISBN : 9780982160138
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281 pages
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While Japanese and American forces fight mercilessly for control of the Philippines in 1945, two men, a Japanese infantry officer and an American P-51 fighter pilot, meet in a fearsome battle that leaves the Japanese officer dead. Half a centuryMoreWhile Japanese and American forces fight mercilessly for control of the Philippines in 1945, two men, a Japanese infantry officer and an American P-51 fighter pilot, meet in a fearsome battle that leaves the Japanese officer dead. Half a century later, the fighter pilots son, Frederick E. LaCroix, inherits the officers bloodied, Kanji-inscribed Imperial battle flag, which was given to his father as a memento of his victory. The flag, coupled with his fathers wartime correspondence, propels LaCroix on a six-year journey across eastern Asia to find the dead officers family and return the flag.The Sky Rained Heroes details the emotional true stories of two soldiers from vastly different cultures, their families and the diverse paths that led them to their fatal meeting. Drawing from their actual wartime experiences, LaCroix crafts a unique and powerful narrative that brings the dramatic events of World War II to life and honors those who fought so bravely.