The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause

The War Journal of Major Damon Rocky Gause A Veterans Day treasure the true first person account of a captured World War II soldiers incredible escape and courageous journey home discovered after than fifty years Of all the heroic stories t

  • Title: The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause
  • Author: Damon Gause
  • ISBN: 9780786865109
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Veterans Day treasure, the true, first person account of a captured World War II soldiers incredible escape and courageous journey home, discovered after than fifty years Of all the heroic stories to come out of World War II, few are so extraordinary as that of Major Rocky Gause, who was captured by the Japanese, escaped from the infamous Bataan Death March, and, wA Veterans Day treasure, the true, first person account of a captured World War II soldiers incredible escape and courageous journey home, discovered after than fifty years Of all the heroic stories to come out of World War II, few are so 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 throughout his journey and later converted to a thrilling narrative, Gause traced his steps from the besieged city of Manila on New Years Eve, 1941, to his safe landing on the Australian coast ten months later.

    One thought on “The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause”

    1. It never ceases to amaze me when one person goes through so many things. Any quarter of this book could be a movie unto itself, and this man goes and does it all. As always, I wish there were some follow up on some of the secondary characters, but I know that's not always, or even often, possible with war journals.Also (spoiler), it is just wrong to get through that kind of an escape and die testing airplanes.

    2. This is an incredible story of Rocky Gause's escape from Bataan and Corregidor to Australia. It is an awe inspiring story of a man's will to be free and safe and all he is willing to risk to achieve that. It is a real good read and what makes it better is that it was written during the war before his death in a flying accident. I always like books written "real time" and to see how people thought during the times they went through and what their mindset was. Great read and highly recommend it to [...]

    3. This book is very interesting. Unlike most war books it doesn't focus on the war and killing as much as it focuses on the individual journey. It is interesting because they meet many different types of people. Also its interesting because it is very likely they don't survive but they did because theyre savages. This book is really good and I will recommend it to people.

    4. Great true story of the tale from Major Gause of how he and another soldier escaped from Manila to Australia in a leaking boat (over 3,200 miles) hopping island to island. It is a 1st hand journal accout and it is a truly incredible story. I recommend to all.

    5. This was a miraculous escape from the enemy. While there were so many opportunities for the author to give credit to our Heavenly Father for the miracles occurring in his life, he never did. You must read Evidence Not Seen, or Corrie Ten Boom's book for that kind of WWII story.

    6. I read this book to get a better understanding of the Bataan March and its war period. This journal was a wonderful historical period brought to life by this courageous man.

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