In this book by Ken Davis's sister, Candie Blankman, you will learn how when Ken Davis's father, Ken Davis Sr., enlisted in the Army in 1940 at the age of nineteen, he saw the recruiter’s posters on the Philippine Islands and decided it would be a great adventure for a young man from Minnesota. Little did he know this great adventure would be filled with brutality and deprivation that would bring him to the brink of death over and over again. Defending Bataan and enduring the Bataan Death March, two prisoner of war camps, a death ward in Bilibid Prison in Manila, a Hell Ship transport, and a forced labor camp in northern Japan would ravage his young body and repeatedly test his will to survive. When Ken was finally liberated in September of 1945, he weighed ninety pounds and had learned lessons few twenty-four year olds could even imagine. It would take three months in three different hospitals to nurse and feed Ken back to his normal weight, but his experience as a prisoner of war would stay with him. His faith and his character forged in the fires of war would carry him through the rest of his life. His daughter, Candie, began recording her father’s story in 1992. In 2010 she traveled to the Philippine Islands and Japan to the places where Ken fought and was held prisoner. Writing his story and retracing his footsteps revealed just how much she was shaped by his experience. Though he survived unimaginable brutality and deprivation he did not survive Alzheimer’s disease. He was diagnosed in 1999 and died in 2006. The story is a testament to the imprint one of the Greatest Generation father’s left on one of his daughters. Ken was forged by war and so was she.