Allen W. Van Osdol Jr.
Consultant and Instructor in Crawfordsville, Indiana
My second book has been published, A Time To Remember.
A Time to Remember
order now. (if you would like more than one book, email me and request a discounted price code) :)
Let me know what you think.
I began writing and telling stories to my little brothers and sisters when I was about 10 or 12 years old.
Since then and until I was about 55 years old I have written a conservative estimate of several hundred short stories. None of which did I ever feel worthy of publishing, although those I gave the stories to disagreed. The genre's, running from western, sci fi, mystery, and erotica. I have also designed, written, and implemented, complete instructional courses for law enforcement on numerous topics.
Now that I have published two books, at the behest of many of my fans, I am working on another book which is close to my heart. I am collecting real life stories and snippets from other military veteran's lives. This book, I hope, will help the people who read it to understand the lives and feelings of those who have served their country.
So far, while editing, I have read stories from WWII veterans, including prisoners of war captured by Germans. Other stories written by vets who were fortunate to never serve in a combat roll, yet still have interesting stories to tell including some very funny tales.
If you are a vet and have a story you would like to share, send me an email and we will discuss it.
An important part of what I'm looking for is this: if you are a family member of a Veteran who has made the ultimate sacrifice, and feel YOUR vet deserves to have his story told or you would like to share a bit of your life together, email me. Please feel free to including any feelings you have about his/her sacrifice. I know this will not be easy but there is no one else to speak for them.
Thank you and God Bless America