A single gift from a seemingly distant and unloving father sparked a journey of discovery. It was an inexpensive gift of an old WWI era army helmet. A helmet that saw action in WWII, not WWI. It was a doughboy US Army Helmet that held eyewitness secrets of the bloody sands of North Africa, the gritty landing of D-Day, the frozen Battle of the Bulge and the ultimate triumphant entry into Adolf Hitler's Alpine Wolf's Lair.
A.J. Malone's helmet was more than just a gift. It was the piece that tied Dennis together to his father. The piece that helped rekindle a relationship grown cold from years of neglect. Finding Malone weaves together the tale of discovering who the helmet belonged to, and discovering the true nature of his father; the man who gave the gift to Dennis.
This is the true and powerful story of a father and son overcoming unexpressed love, deep personal disappointment and ultimately hatred, through a single and unplanned-for magnificent act, anchored to honor - and the subsequent restored hope and fresh forgiveness that came as a result, healing their relationship and bringing them together as best friends for the last 19 years of the father's life.
About The Author
From the storied halls of West Point class of 1978 to a bid for US Congress in 2000 to author and consultant; Dennis’ journey has taken him where few men are blessed to go. His unique clarity on life comes from being a life long learner and living each adventure to its fullest potential. Dennis has an inborn love for history and, due to his path in life, has a deep seeded drive to see honor lived out. Dennis has a deep love of creation and of the Creator. Dennis lives in beautiful Boise, Idaho, with his wife Susan where he is a husband, father, grand-father, mentor, and leader.