On October 18th, 2012 marked the official launch of Portraits of Service! The introductory press was released on Business wire, and was well received.
Portraits of Service: Looking Into the Faces of Veterans by Robert H. Miller, of Canton, Michigan, and Andrew Wakeford, of Saarbrucken, Germany, and published by Patton Publishing, was awarded a gold medal at the sixteenth annual Independent Book Publishers Awards ceremony in New York City on June 4, 2012. Hidden Hell: Discovering My Father's POW Diary by Robert H. Miller, was awarded a bronze medal for biography. Patton Publishing is proud to represent these two outstanding books.
The American St. Nick tells the TRUE story of a handful of American soldiers that brought Christmas back to a small Luxembourg town nestled into the story-book hills of the Ardennes.
Thanks to a reluctant Corporal Richard Brookins who dons priest's mass robes and a crudely fashioned rope beard to complete the costume. St. Nicolas rides through town on an Army jeep, stopping to meet the children and pass out treats baked by the Army cooks. It's a wonderful day for the children of Wiltz and for the American soldiers who wouldn't be home that holiday season.
Richard was most recently nominated for the CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS and the CONSPICUOUS SERVICE STAR with a SILVER SHIELD for his service in WWII. These Awards are presented by the New York State Military Awards and Decorations. Click here to see images of Brookin's WWII medals.
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