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Prodigal Moon By Walt Cross
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The years is 2049, the NASA team on Mars discovers that something is coming toward the inner solar system from the vicinity of the Oort Cloud. Its projected flight path is dangerously close to the... More > Red Planet and the twin research stations of Barsoom and Darwin. The astronauts may have to flee in their ships to escape this coming cosmic event!< Less
Prodigal Moon; Red Rocket Edition By Walt Cross
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In the year 2049 Dr. Trish Barcia, a member of the US Mars Observation Team based at Barsoom Station on Mars, discovers a wandering planet approaching from the Oort Cloud. Calculations indicate that... More > the planet will make a near approach to the Red Planet, so near in fact that it will likely rip the moons of Mars away. The twin stations of Barsoom (NASA) and Darwin (ESA) are in danger of destruction. To avoid the heavy bombardment of debris from the moons of Mars the two teams must leave the Martian surface and take to the safety outer space. The wandering planet swings past Mars and heads inexorably toward the inner solar system to either join the other rocky planets or violently collide with one of them on its way towards the sun.< Less
Prodigal Moon Arrival of the 9th Planet By Walt Cross
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In the year 2049 Dr. Trish Barcia, a member of the US Mars Observation Team located at Barsoom Station on Mars, discovers a wandering planet approaching from the Oort Cloud. Calculations indicate... More > that the planet will make a near approach to the Red Planet, so near in fact that it will likely rip the moons of Mars away. The twin stations of Barsoom (NASA) and Darwin (ESA) will be in danger of destruction. To avoid the bombardment of debris from the moons of Mars the two teams will have to leave Mars. The wandering planet will swing past Mars and head inexorably toward the inner solar system to either join the other planets or violently collide with one of them on its way towards the sun.< Less
Unit History of the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion in World War II By Walt Cross
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This is the unit history of the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion in World War II. Although it is edited and annotated for clarity, this is essentially the unit history men of the 81st Mortar Battalion... More > received at the end of the war. The history was edited, annotated, and illustrated by Master Sergeant Walt Cross, U.S. Army Retired. It contains many never or rarely before published photographs of men of the unit. Walt is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and holds degrees in both history and science. He is a combat veteran of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Artillery of the 1st Infantry Division and holds many decorations for both service and valor. Published by Dire Wolf Books a veteran owned publishing company.< Less
Fortune Favors the Brave; the 334th Infantry Regiment in World War II By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 334TH INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE 84TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN EUROPE DURING WWII. THESE ARE STORIES OF REAL SOLDIERS, REAL BATTLES, REAL HISTORY AND HEROES.
Red Tracers; the 482nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery in WWII By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 482ND ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BATTALION'S SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II. THE 482ND WAS PRIMARILY ATTACHED TO THE 9TH ARMORED DIVISION DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND THE... More > CAPTURE OF THE REMAGEN BRIDGE. DURING ITS SERVICE THE 482ND AAA BATTALION RECEIVED THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR HEROISM AND GALLANTRY IN ACTION.< Less
Red Tracers; the 482nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery in WWII By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 482ND ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BATTALION DURING WWII. THE 482ND FOUGHT TO DEFEND BASTOGNE AND ST. VITH IN BELGIUM. THE BATTALION WAS THE FIRST AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY... More > UNIT AT THE CAPTURE OF THE RHINE RIVER BRIDGE AT REMAGEN. BY THE TIME IT WAS OVER THE UNIT HAD EARNED A PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR GALLANTRY AND HEROISM.< Less
Fighting the 2nd Vietnam War at Oklahoma State University By Walt Cross
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"Fighting the Second Vietnam War at Oklahoma State University" is actually two books in one. Part I is the personal account of an American soldier in Vietnam and his experiences serving in... More > the First Infantry Division in 1969. Part II follows this same Vietnam veteran and his second career at Oklahoma State University outlining the discrimination he encountered as a retired soldier and Vietnam veteran causing him to fight a second Vietnam War. Sometimes peace never comes, even when the guns fall silent. 417 pages.< Less
The 963rd Field Artillery Battalion in World War II By Walt Cross
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The 963rd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II was a non-divisional unit assigned to the XIX Corps. It consisted of four 155mm howitzer batteries, a service battery and a headquarters. The... More > heavy guns were towed by tractor and occasionally by truck. During its European service it provided artillery support to many different U.S. Army divisions and other units. It has a service record to be proud of and is the envy of many other Army commands. This unit history, although edited for clarity, is primarily taken from the unit history written by members of the 963rd at the conclusion of hostilities. Every effort has been made to preserve the essence of that history.< Less
Plane Busters the 390th AAA Battalion in WWII By Walt Cross
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This is the unit history of the 390th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion from training in California to combat in Europe during World War II until victory. This story features the excellent writing of... More > Captain David B. Scott Jr. The dry witted humor of Captain Scott runs throughout the narrative but does not detract from the seriousness of the unit's combat record. The 390th carved it a place in history with its courageous and effective combat skills against the aerial might of the Luftwaffe. Military reading at its finest.< Less