The War Journal of Major Damon 'Rocky' Gause (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
The War Journal of Major Damon 'Rocky' Gause - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:Major Damon 'Rocky' Gause, Dick Hill (Narrator) Of all the heroic stories to come out of World War II, few are as extraordinary as that of Major Rocky Gause, who was captured by the Japanese, escaped from the infamous Bataan Death March, and, with a fellow soldier, endured a harrowing voyage across the enemy-held Pacific in a leaky, hand-crafted boat. — In the battered notebook he kept through... more »out his journey, Gause traced his steps from the besieged city of Manila on New Year's Eve, 1941, to his safe landing on the Australian coast ten months later. In spare and vivid prose, Gause wrote of a voyage on which he encountered a savage two-day typhoon, a treacherous Nazi collaborator, numerous enemy ships, and a final strafing that set his boat on fire just before landfall. His compelling vignettes document the heroism of the men who fought and died beside him, and bring to life an important chapter in World War II history.
Tragically, Gause was killed a year later in a plane crash over London, but his remarkable account, recovered from Gause's footlocker by the son who never knew him, will live on as a testament to the power of the human spirit in a time when heroes are all too hard to find.
This book is amazing! Major Damon'Rocky'Gause was a true hero with a journey back to freedom that will amaze you and stay with you. His dedication,instincts,drive, tenacity, quick wit, and bravery is astonishing. What is even more unheard of is going on and signing up for a second tour of duty. He and his family sacrificed so much for America's freedom! This book is a great read. One of those rare pearls that every reader hopes to find.