From the Publisher
The inspiring true story of Charles William Gebhardt will take you to the actual events of the 7th Infantry Division, 17th Infantry Regiment as they travel from the Aleutians to the Marshall Islands then on to the Philippines. This fascinating story of friendship, courage, bravery, and sacrifice will take you from Charles hardship as a child to the reality of war. Charles and his best friend Harold will touch your heart as they put you in another place, another time, as you read the letters they have written. As they take you along with the magnificent fighting 17th, 32nd, and 184th Regiments of the 7th Infantry Division known as the "Hourglass," you will remember the brave and courageous men who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Feel the emotion of these two men who seen the Pacific War from the front seat of the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen. Once you read about the training and the battles of this Great Division, you will see that there is not An Ordinary Soldier.