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This book is dedicated to all the “ordinary” soldiers who selflessly sacrifice to keep us safe. Some serve in peacetime and their posture of strength and competence keep us safe by their vigilance. Other soldiers serve in wartime where they face the danger of a hostile enemy firsthand. Those soldiers run toward danger as the rest of us look for cover.
This book is not a celebration of war. War is one of the most terrible realities on earth. This book is a way for me to say a small thank you to the men and women who serve us with courage when the terrible times come.
The setting of the book is the First World War. It is a forgotten war, most Americans cannot name a general or a decisive battle, but the War was a long brutal, awful affair that dramatically changed the course of world history. I chose to tell the story of the war not through the eyes of a diplomat or flashy general, but rather an “ordinary” soldier from the American Midwest. He was simply one of millions who didn’t start the conflict, but knew that his generation could step up and stop the killing and pointless destruction that we now call World War 1.
This ordinary soldier’s name was Roy Blanchard. He was an ordinary farm-hand, sign painter, brother and son. With courage he learned to fire a rifle, keep his head down when the screaming shells blew the world apart, and charge “over the top” when his lieutenant blew a whistle. His story deserved to be told.