This is Part 1 of The Rescue which is a continuation of San Pietro Rose posted previously in this blog. Parts 2 and 3 of the Rescue to follow in the coming weeks.
Michael Hotchkiss winterlinestories.com Frank and Joe were face down in the muddy depression they had clawed out; the best version of a foxhole exploding shells and the persistent whiz of bullets would allow. The only other sounds were the variety of screams from soldiers being hit. The dissonance of armed conflict would be much worse … More Saving Private Maloney
Photo: Major Ralph Hotchkiss and major Frank Pellegrin in Naples, Italy August, 1944. Photo taken by Sherman Montrose (ACME Photo) February 25, 2017 I have spent a great deal of time in the last year researching a specific topic that I had no idea fate would place in front of me. I’m speaking of the Italian Campaign of … More San Pietro Rose
This is the forward to the upcoming publication of Winter Line Stories. A book based on stories my grandfather, Major Ralph R. Hotchkiss, wrote while embedded with the US 5th Army from 1943 through 1945 during the Italian Campaign of WWII. FOREWORD “They’re trying to kill me,” Yossarian told him calmly. “No one’s trying to kill … More Winter Line Stories – Forward