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   Chaplain's Cross by Ed DeVos 
Ed DeVos’s Second Book, The Chaplain’s Cross, is now available. 


Ed DeVoss  Ed DeVos is the son of a 307thBG Bombardier.  He wrote the Chaplan's Cross to honor the men of the 307th
Recently released by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan , the world’s largest producer of Christian books, is The Chaplain’s Cross, the second historical inspirational novel authored by Ed DeVos. 
The Chaplain’s Cross is a thought-provoking story of two men – one an Army Air Corps chaplain and the other, a Japanese fighter pilot – as these two men prepare for a
battle that takes place over Truk Atoll on 29 March 1944, a battle in which the 307th Bomb Group is awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation. In this historical inspirational novel, the author weaves the actions of these two men, exploring their views of their faith as well as how they interact with those around them. As the battle reaches its climax, each man faces a crisis in conscience which exposes the moral and spiritual dilemma warriors have always faced in combat. The characters in this book are manly men, men who model valor, courage, integrity and honor; words not heard often in our society today. Their actions lead to a surprise ending, one which continues to have implications for us today. 
This work is dedicated to the chaplains of the 307th Bomb Group and to the men they served. Comments by some of the reviewers have described the work as, “Excellent work” . . . “This book was written from the heart . . . a must read for all generations,” and “The narrative captures the historical accuracy of a major World War II air campaign in the Pacific. . . .” 
 
Ed DeVos is a highly decorated US Army Infantry officer who served his country for more than twenty years in Vietnam, Germany, and various other locations in the United States and overseas. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College where he received his Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science with an emphasis on military history.

During his career, DeVos served in six infantry battalions: the 2nd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airbone); the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 33rd Vietnamese Regiment; the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry; and the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry (Light). The high point of his career was to activate and then serve as the Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry (Light), 10th Mountain Division from September 1986 to May 1989. His awards include the Silver Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and multiple awards of the Air Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. In addition, he wears the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the US Army Ranger Tab, and both American and German Parachute Wings.

After his retirement from the Army, as a self-employed businessman for over 17 years, he helped hundreds of families in all aspects of investments and insurance. For many years, he has served Jesus Christ in the churches he attended in various administrative and teaching positions. DeVos has written numerous newspaper articles concerning South Carolina’s involvement in the American Revolutionary War as well as being published in Infantry, a magazine printed at Fort Benning, Georgia.

His first book, The Stain: Crisis in Conscience, was published in October 2012 by HALO Publishing International. WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan published his second book, The Chaplain’s Cross, Crisis in Conscience, in May 2014. Ed and his wife, Susan, reside in McCormick, South Carolina where he continues to write and speak various civic and church groups about writing and military history. His third book will be about the Battle of Kings Mountain, a significant Revolutionary War battle.

The Chaplain’s Cross is available in both hard and soft versions as well as in eBook through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ed’s first work, The Stain, is also available at these same outlets.


 

Please address any questions or comments you may have DeVos at edevos@wctel.com or by phone @ (864) 391-2346.


Questions about the 307th BG? 
Contact 
Jim McCabe, Historian
307th BG Assoc.
www.307bg.net
james-mccabe@comcast.net

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