Inspired by a true family story about my father, Walter Troyan, and his adventures aboard the USS Denver in WW2, you will not want to miss this book!
Do you like books about patriotism and honest American values? This book is for you!
How Can You Be A Hero When Everything Inside Says You Can’t?
When the first bomb drops on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941, Walter Troyan is a skinny seventeen-year-old California kid chock full of fear. But down deep he knows he must join the fight, so he drops out of high school and enlists.
Almost overnight, Walter is submerged into a brutal training regime and schedule. He’s homesick. Outmatched by all the other newbies. Knows he’ll never live up to his heroic brothers.
And his soul shudders every time an officer shouts, “What are you made of!” Because Walter knows.
But then? Hope. He performs well on an aptitude test which sends him to Gunner’s Mate School. Upon graduation, Walter is sent to the USS Denver, docked in Philadelphia. He makes friends, gains a shred of courage.
Then his ship enters the Pacific Theater and Walter enters the crucible of his life. His body, spirit, and soul are forced to fight against emotions and circumstances he’s never encountered, and he’s faced with choices that will bring life or death to men he’s come to love as brothers.
Don’t miss this epic tale—inspired by a true story—of a boy facing head on, the courage it takes to become a man.
Hear a 4 minute interview with Becky’s father talking about WWII Battles by clicking the link or scanning the QR Code below.