Gary W. Neidhardt Presents New Collection of WWII Letters

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‘Poseidon and the PC’ offers firsthand look at Pacific typhoon during World War II.

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The deceased Lt. Paul W. Neidhardt sent over 115 heartfelt and reassuring letters to his wife and toddler over the years of World War II. The story of his travels unfolds through these letters as he endures the fury of the sea, published for the first time in the new book “Poseidon and the PC: The Letters of Lt. Paul W. Neidhardt” (published by AuthorHouse) by his son, Gary Neidhardt.

“Through his letters, my father helped keep my mother and sister’s hope intact while enduring some of Mother Nature’s fiercest challenges, while I was able to retrace far more than just family history,” said Neidhardt. “Long before ‘PC’ became equated with ‘personal computer’ or ‘politically correct,’ the two letters stood for ‘patrol craft.’ These rough-riding, diminutive ships were relatively safe from an enemy sub or plane because there were always better targets nearby.”

It is on one of those ships that Lt. Neidhardt faced the power of Typhoon Louise and survived. Typhoon Louise occurred on October 9th, 1945, prior to what had been the planned invasion date of Japan.

“It sank, grounded, or damaged more than two hundred ships,” said Neidhardt. “Had the war not ended before this natural disaster, the Allied invasion would have been delayed significantly.”

As a history enthusiast himself, Neidhardt hopes to share with the world a little-known event surrounding WWII with his book. Poseidon and the PC is filled with historical insight from a sailor who faced the fury of Typhoon Louise in person and lived.

“Poseidon and the PC”
By Gary W. Neidhardt
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 368 pages | ISBN 9781481740449
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 368 pages | ISBN 9781481740456
E-Book | 368 pages | ISBN 9781481740432
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Gary W. Neidhardt is a retired software executive and long-time American history lover living in Lilburn, Ga. Neidhardt is the youngest of three children. Neidhardt is grateful to be married to his second wife, Mary, and is the father of three children.

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