World War II Veteran Takes Readers into Combat Memories

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Author Paul C. Wilson delivers his war memoir decades after serving his country

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The Sunset War: The 41st Infantry Division in the South Pacific (published by AuthorHouse) is Paul C. Wilson’s new memoir detailing his life while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. It is an exciting memoir, chronicling his adventures traveling across the United States and his combat experience fighting the Japanese in the South Pacific. An Excerpt from the book:

Frequent afternoon rain showers helped break the monotony, but they were usually of short duration and followed by a quick return to clear warm weather. With this rather tranquil scene, it was difficult to realize that we were in a combat zone in World War II. Zamboanga is located on the southern part of the Philippine island of Mindanao. I was a radio operator in the third battalion headquarters company of the 162nd regiment of the 41st infantry division. The 41st was known as the Sunset Division which was an appropriate designation in our battle with the country of the rising sun.

The Sunset War follows Wilson’s journey starting with his graduation from high school during World War II. After enlisting and completing basic training, Wilson moved on to Milne Bay New Guinea where he joined the 41st division.

Wilson’s story shines as he recounts the intense combat situations he survived. From narrowly escaping bombings, enduring supply shortages, and even fighting in the Battle of Biak – a beach battle which claimed the lives of thousands of soldiers.

Wilson’s memoir takes historians and history buffs into a unique and interesting perspective of a World War II combat veteran.

About the Author
Paul C. Wilson joined the U.S. Army after graduating high school during World War II. Following his military service, Wilson reentered civilian life, attending college and embarking on successful, 28-year career practicing medicine. He lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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