Anne Eiland was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a graduate of Baylor University and lived in various parts of the south before moving to Texas, where she was a teacher for 28 years. She now lives in Arizona, is a freelance writer and professional photographer, and enjoys speaking with groups around the country. Her interest in history has always been there, and this book presented the perect opportunity to share her father's personal accounts of one of the most historically significant events of the 20th Century. Anne and her father worked together on the manuscript for Chappie World War II Diary of a Combat Chaplain, and he left her with instructions to see that the books was completed after his death. Previous publications by Anne include magazine articles and stories for both adults and children.
Reality combat! This first-hand account of a WWII combat chaplain who served on the front-lines across North Africa and Europe with the 20th Combat Engineers is a unique journal containing information and observations not found in other books. Chappie recorded events as they occurred, transporting the reader to the battlefields of WWII in a way that puts a human face on the tragedy of war.