Russ Wilkins  


Camp Forrest during World War II

Mail Sent: Sun 4/19/2009 9:15 PM

On March 24th 1944, my uncle and his unit the 17th Airborne Division was relocated from "The Tennessee Maneuver Area" to Camp Forrest. My uncle and the 17th would end up in England in August and then would see combat in the Battle of the Bulge. My uncle was captured on the 4th of January 1945 and held as a POW until he died one month before the end of the war in Europe. There were a few events that raise questions surrounding his capture and death. I have recently written and had published a book called "Missing in Belgium".  "Missing in Belgium" is not only written around my uncle and his unit, the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 17th Airborne Division, but also about the more than 70,000 Americans still missing and unaccounted for from World War II alone. I could use your help in promoting my book to raise awareness to this little known fact that we must NEVER forget. As a result of my book, my uncle is due to receive the Purple Heart posthumously this f! all. How many of these 70,000 Missing Americans are also due this honor.
Thanks in advance for your help

Russ Wilkins
author - "Missing in Belgium"      

I meant to tell you that my book is currently sold through Barnes and Nobles, and some target stores and the target web site.