tell the intimate stories of W.W. II veterans who served in combat & behind the lines. Each of these flagship books tells the dramatic stories of 14 who bravely served their country in America's armed services.
War history author Kristin Gilpatrick welcomes you to:
The Hero Next Door®
Welcome to the Web site that collects and tells the war histories of those who fought and served & supports the men and women serving America's armed forces today.
From the stories of the men & women who were there
Featured Hero Next Door®:
Read this month's veteran biography about bomber pilot Garvin Kowalke who flew his B-29, the City of Baraboo, on reconnaissance & radiation level testing missions before and after the atomic bombing that ended World War II.
These Hero Next Door biography books anchor a series of war veteran biographies and stories written, collected and published by war history author Kristin Gilpatrick. Other titles in The Hero Next Door Collection include: .
War Through the Hole of a Doughnut:The Story of the Red Cross Volunteers Who Served An Army, by canteen worker Angela Petesch, recounts the poignant, often humorous, adventures of the volunteer ladies of the American Red Cross who fried up doughnuts and served hot coffee under the most trying of circumstances in hopes of cheering the war weary men fighting W.W. II.
Other Gilpatrick Books
SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS
Books any of these presentations for your event, or tailor a program to meet your needs.
The Hero Next Door® Learn veterans'
stories of combat in their own words.
Footprints in Courage: Discover stories hope & endurance from our P.O.W.s and escapees.
Minorities at War: Hear of the hardships & heroism from our "overlooked" women and minority war veterans.
Famous Wisconsin Film Stars
Uncover the childhood stories and ties to Wisconsin from some of Hollywood's biggest stars.