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Hal Moore: A Soldier Once... And Always

Posted:  Nov. 15, 2013

Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie 'We Were Soldiers.' In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America's true military heroes.

A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore’s first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full-fledged battle between U.S. and North Vietnamese regulars. Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Moore led from the front, and though losing 79 soldiers, accounted for 1,200 of the enemy before the Communists withdrew. This Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of “air mobile infantry”—delivering troops into battle via helicopt…

Brenda M. Collins Here Now

I would like to thank Brenda for coming to be with us today !!!

Thank you so much for inviting to meet your friends today.

I’m in my office in Alberta Canada, watching the sun sparkle off the ice on my window. Winter has come in like a lion this year; we’ve already had almost two feet of fluffy white snow fall this week. I can almost hear those Christmas bells ringing! ;-)

Rad-Reader:What made you decide to become a writer?How and when did you realize you wanted to do it?

Brenda:My mother, concerned that I had so little interest in reading as I entered my teens, bought me my first romantic suspense novel. That’s when I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up—the next Agatha Christie. However, as often happens, I let LIFE get in the way. And it’s taken me decades to circle back to that dream.
Rad-Reader:  Tell our readers about yourself… Is there anything personal, you the writer, would like to share with our readers that they would find interesting.Something no one knows about you?How abou…


Posted:  Nov. 15, 2013

  This was one short but sweet Christmas story.  It was however a teaser leading into the January release of the full love story of Eli and Kaylee.  It does have all the things you want a true Christmas story to have.
     It has love, family, emotions, suspense, and the unknown.  Most of all it has you smiling just like all of the other Alexander family books.  You still feel the family closeness and love.
     Kaylee and Eli’s relationship has been anything but smooth due to their age difference he is 30 and she is just past her teens.  But, being an unwed mother and being in the music industry has made her more mature beyond her years.  She has lived through a lot that even Eli’s family is protective of her.  So, when they see that he has an eye for her they want to know what his intentions are toward her.
You see Eli used to be known as the ladies’ man but he has grown tired of that lifestyle and wants to settle down and K…