***2022 MORISON AWARD ANNOUNCED***
***2022 MORISON AWARD ANNOUNCED***
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3 October 2022
Reception 11:30 hrs, Lunch 12:00 hrs
Richard Heller, Esq.
ALLIES IN TIME
Richard Heller has been an Officer and Director of the New York Council of the US Navy League for over 25 years. He created a number of libraries for numerous nuclear submarines, and was awarded a Life Time Service Award by the Navy League for his numerous contributions.
Richard has over 100 hours of flying for the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and was considered for an award after discovering a downed airplane in the Hudson River. His books represent a blending of his experiences and creative thought.
Allies In Time
During WWII, Japanese soldiers were embedded in numerous Pacific islands to protect the Japanese homeland from the Allied invasion. These soldiers integrated with indigenous population, while waiting to be attacked by the Allies.
Even after WWII had ended, these soldiers remained on these ignored islands under the belief that the war was ongoing. This book tells the story of an unimaginable conflict that arises when these Japanese soldiers are confronted with an American nuclear submarine.
I just finished reading Richard Heller's "Allies In Time". The book is about Japanese soldiers who were imbedded in a Pacific island during WWII to protect the Japanese empire from the Allied forces. The soldiers later encounter a US nuclear submarine, not knowing that the war had ended. Mr. Heller does a masterful job in detailing the operations of a nuclear submarine. He also credibly describes the interactions of the Japanese soldiers and the indigenous people, while carefully navigating through their cultural differences. Sprinkle all this with a shocking ending, and you have a great book. Highly recommended.
Please note that at this time, the system only accepts individual payments, so if paying for 3, you must make 3 individual payments.
CAPT Howard Freiburger, USN (Ret)
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I served in the United States Navy.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US Navy Lieutenant & 35th President of the United States
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