Today, I am taking a brief break from the story, I promise it will continue next week, but today I would be highly remiss if I were not to remember the events of this date. Aside from the obvious remembrances of the “Longest Day” or the Invasion of Normandy, this also happens to be the birthday of the love of my life! I will remember both, and remind the reader that these birthdays are honestly a coincidence, as opposed to a statement as to our relationship. After all these years, and all the trials and tribulations, she really is my better half! So for her, I will say “Happy Birthday, Gorgeous!” Just like in the Dedication of the book, you really are my muse and inspiration! ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.