Never Anticipate the Command

by Lee Summers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/17/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781462062904
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781462062911
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781462062928

About the Book

During her childhood, Lee Summers came to realize what a special father she had in Henry Sonnenfeld, a former US Marine. He instilled discipline and commitment in her, and he taught her about sacrifice, heroism, and patriotism. Best of all, he had wonderful bedtime stories. Never Anticipate the Command is the first in a series to share Henry’s remarkable stories of being a US Marine during World War II and the Korean War. As told through his daughter, Henry reveals how, as a young man from New Jersey, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps after Pearl Harbor and fought the Japanese in the brutal Pacific campaign. Henry relates those first few harrowing days as a marine and the grueling training regimen on Parris Island. With remarkably vivid details, he recounts life on the island of Bougainville; tells the tale of his island pet, a womp-cat named Bougie Sam; and describes watching Pappy Boyington’s Black Sheep Squadron perform. Never Anticipate the Command recalls an era when men rose to action to protect their country. It shows how one man in particular served God, his country, and his family—in that order.

About the Author

Lee Summers lives in New Jersey, where she teaches yoga and performs on the piano. Following her father’s wishes, 50%, half of the profits of Never Anticipate the Commandwill be donated to help veterans wounded in the line of duty.