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
authored by Ed DeVos.
Ed DeVos is the son of a 307thBG Bombardier. He wrote the
Chaplan's Cross to honor the men of the 307th
The Chaplain’s Cross is a thought-provoking
story of two
men – one an Army Air Corps chaplain and the other, a Japanese fighter
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
Distinguished Unit Citation. In this historical inspirational novel,
weaves the actions of these two men, exploring their views of their
well as how they interact with those around them. As the battle reaches
climax, each man faces a crisis in conscience which exposes the moral
spiritual dilemma warriors have always faced in combat. The characters
book are manly men, men who model valor, courage, integrity and honor;
not heard often in our society today. Their actions lead to a surprise
one which continues to have implications for us today.
This work is dedicated to the chaplains of the 307th Bomb
to the men they served. Comments by some of the reviewers have
work as, “Excellent work” . . . “This book was written from the heart .
. . a
must read for all generations,” and “The narrative captures the
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
for more than twenty years in Vietnam, Germany, and various other
the United States and overseas. He is a distinguished graduate of the
Command and General Staff College where he received his Master’s Degree
Military Arts and Science with an emphasis on military history.
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
the Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 87th
Infantry (Light), 10th Mountain Division from September 1986
1989. His awards include the Silver Star with one oak leaf cluster, the
of Merit, the Bronze Star, and multiple awards of the Air Medal, the
Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. In
wears the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the US Army Ranger Tab, and both
and German Parachute Wings.
his retirement from the Army, as a self-employed businessman for over
he helped hundreds of families in all aspects of investments and
many years, he has served Jesus Christ in the churches he attended in
administrative and teaching positions. DeVos has written numerous
articles concerning South Carolina’s involvement in the American
War as well as being published in Infantry, a magazine printed
His first book, The Stain: Crisis in Conscience,
published in October 2012 by HALO Publishing International. WestBow
division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan published his second book, The
Chaplain’s Cross, Crisis in Conscience, in May 2014. Ed and his
Susan, reside in McCormick, South Carolina where he continues to write
speak various civic and church groups about writing and military
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
Stain, is also available at these same outlets.
questions or comments you may have DeVos at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone @ (864) 391-2346.
Questions about the 307th BG?
Jim McCabe, Historian
307th BG Assoc.
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