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You Are Not Forgotten

Unabridged   11.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/05/2013

You Are Not Forgotten

The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622310166
Digital Download ISBN:9781622310173


The inspiring tale of loss and redemption about two American servicemen: a Marine Corps pilot shot down in WWII and the modern-day soldier determined to bring him home six decades later.

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Major George Eyster V comes from a family of military officers dating back to the Revolutionary War. His tour of duty in Iraq, however, left him disillusioned and questioning. Then he accepted a posting to J-PAC, an elite division whose mission is to fulfill the most solemn promise of the military code: bring all fallen soldiers home to the country for which they gave their lives.

In 1944 Captain Ryan McCown, a dashing young Marine aviator assigned to the USS Nassau, was shot down over the jungles of Papua, New Guinea. McCown’s diaries and letters home provide a powerful portrait of the fears and sacrifices of a very different war—and the pathos of the ultimate cost of duty.

Eyster’s mission with J-PAC eventually took him and his team deep into the sweltering interior of New Guinea to at last deliver this fallen veteran to his loved ones—while perhaps also recovering something lost in himself.


“Johnny Heller’s gravelly voice imbues Eyster’s real-life story with a sense of family and duty.”

“A spellbinding, inspirational tale of two impressive military officers: one, a pilot who was shot down in the jungles of New Guinea in WWII, the other, an Army captain and Iraq War veteran who helps find the pilot’s remains and, in so doing, discovers something in himself.”
      —General David Petraeus, US Army (Ret.)

“A great read, linking two wars, and young men two generations apart. The tragedies of war, promise unfulfilled, and lives thrown off course have seldom been so sensitively portrayed and skillfully examined. One of the best of the Iraq War vintage books.”
      —General Wesley K. Clark, US Army (Ret.) and author of A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country

“An epic drama. . . . This is poignant, exhilarating storytelling.”
      —Doug Stanton, author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers

“Destined to be a classic.”
      —Pat Conroy, author of The Great Santini and Prince of Tides

“An amazing story of faith and redemption across the generations. . . . It puts real meaning behind . . . ‘leave no man behind’.”
      —Col.(Ret.) Peter Mansoor, PhD, General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History, Ohio State University

Author Bio

Journalist BRYAN BENDER wrote for Inside the Army and was a military correspondent for Jane’s Defense Weekly and other publications. He is the national security reporter for The Boston Globe.

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