Unintended Hero (Paperback)

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Unintended Hero By Becky Van Vleet Cover Image


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781649496928
ISBN-10: 1649496923
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing Inc
Publication Date: August 16th, 2022
Pages: 358
Language: English