Chronicles of an American Fighting Man’s Life in sequel to Autobiogrpahy

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Rudy DePaola writes a tour-de-force made more compelling for its use of historical and legislative changes w/ which America has rewarded its war veterans

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Back from Oblivion and into Reality is Rudy DePaola’s second book. It is a sequel to his first, well-received autobiography, Wings of the Bullet. It is a continuation of the ongoing true story of Ralph, a teenager who, like many teenagers throughout history, helped bear the brunt of war. Many were killed serving some distant ideal of flag or country. Others were wounded, some horribly. All, however, often came home to an unforgiving nation.

In past wars, the young veterans came home from war and tried to blend into their new situations as best they could. Little lasting admiration or glory was theirs to help them through these difficult times of adjustment.
Not until the end of WWII did America realize the dedication and sacrifice of its returning veterans. The people opened their hearts in appreciation. Following Ralph going his way through these historical milestones, readers will begin to appreciate the tragedy of being a veteran of any war.

Rudolph DePaola knows how it is to be a faceless man in a military juggernaut. The Veterans Administration (VA) and many local and state agencies passed important legislations for unrecognized veterans of wars such as the author. The U. S. Congress passed the GI Bill of Rights, which educated an entire generation and made America country the great nation it is today. In this second book, DePaola continues the compelling saga of the American fighting man…

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About the Author
Rudolph (Rudy) DePaola was born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 26, 1925. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps from high school in 19 July, 1943. He underwent basic training, crew training and was assigned as tail gunner in a B-24 crew. Before he could become activate in this new assignment, he became gravely ill and was left behind. He caught up with his crew several weeks later in Nabzab, New Guinea. After combat training missions, the B-24 Robert E. Grey and crew were assigned to 72nd Bomb Sqdn, 5th Bomb Group, 13th Air Force in November, 1944. He flew 25 missions with the Robert E. Gray from Moratai in the Helmaheras over the Philippines, Borneo and other islands. After the war, he went to college on the G.I. Bill. He became a teacher and later a principal in public, Catholic, and private schools. He retired in July, 1983. He loves golf but is still a duffer in it.

Back From Oblivion And Into Reality * by Rudy DePaola
Publication Date: June 21, 2012
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