You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2013
Language:
English
Description
An inspiring and epic tale of loss and redemption about two American servicemen: a Marine Corps pilot who was shot down in WWII and the modern-day soldier determined to bring home his remains six decades later Major George Eyster V comes from a long line of military officers, dating back to the Revolutionary War. Army service was George's family legacy, but his tour of duty in Iraq left him disillusioned and questioning. He was making plans to end his army career but was offered a posting to J-PAC, an elite division armed with the latest detection and forensic technology. J-PAC's sole mission is to fulfill a solemn promise at the heart of the military code: bring all fallen soldiers home to the country for which they gave their lives. In 1944 Captain Ryan McCown, a dashing young Marine aviator assigned to the USS Nassau, was shot down over the jungles of Papua, New Guinea. McCown's diaries and letters home to his family and fiancée provide a moving, powerful portrait of the fears and costs of a very different war and underscore the pathos of the ultimate cost of duty. Eyster's mission with J-PAC eventually took him and his team deep into the sweltering interior of New Guinea in search of McCown's remains. It would be a fraught mission, complete with tropical diseases and black magic, at the end of which Eyster would not only repatriate a fallen veteran and fulfill a promise to deliver him to his loved ones but would also uncover something lost in himself-a sense of purpose in a promise between soldiers that is still worth fighting for.
More Details
ISBN:
9780385535182
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3f01e873-dc3c-ddfd-b08e-ef52ee1826e6
Grouping Title you are not forgotten the story of a lost world war ii pilot and a twenty first century soldiers mis
Grouping Author bender bryan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-15 04:58:19AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-15 05:01:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Bryan Bender
author_display Bryan Bender
display_description

An inspiring and epic tale of loss and redemption about two American servicemen: a Marine Corps pilot who was shot down in WWII and the modern-day soldier determined to bring home his remains six decades later

Major George Eyster V comes from a long line of military officers, dating back to the Revolutionary War. Army service was George's family legacy, but his tour of duty in Iraq left him disillusioned and questioning. He was making plans to end his army career but was offered a posting to J-PAC, an elite division armed with the latest detection and forensic technology. J-PAC's sole mission is to fulfill a solemn promise at the heart of the military code: bring all fallen soldiers home to the country for which they gave their lives.

In 1944 Captain Ryan McCown, a dashing young Marine aviator assigned to the USS Nassau, was shot down over the jungles of Papua, New Guinea. McCown's diaries and letters home to his family and fiancée provide a moving, powerful portrait of the fears and costs of a very different war and underscore the pathos of the ultimate cost of duty.

Eyster's mission with J-PAC eventually took him and his team deep into the sweltering interior of New Guinea in search of McCown's remains. It would be a fraught mission, complete with tropical diseases and black magic, at the end of which Eyster would not only repatriate a fallen veteran and fulfill a promise to deliver him to his loved ones but would also uncover something lost in himself-a sense of purpose in a promise between soldiers that is still worth fighting for.

format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id 3f01e873-dc3c-ddfd-b08e-ef52ee1826e6
isbn 9780385535182
item_details overdrive:d4110124-9eff-49f0-8e87-fb420ee4679c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_arlington
last_indexed 2018-12-15T10:01:53.767Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington Online OverDrive
primary_isbn 9780385535182
publishDate 2013
record_details overdrive:d4110124-9eff-49f0-8e87-fb420ee4679c|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:d4110124-9eff-49f0-8e87-fb420ee4679c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
title_display You Are Not Forgotten
title_full You Are Not Forgotten The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home
title_short You Are Not Forgotten
title_sub The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Military, Nonfiction