Based on the true story of Medal of Honor Recipient, Joe E. Mann, 101st Airborne Division in WWII

A Greater Destiny by Byrne Patrick Bennett

Byrne's Uncle, PFC Joe E. Mann, was Lead Scout and Rifleman in H Company, 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne Division

"If anyone in World War II deserved the Medal of Honor, it was Joe Mann."

– Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Div

"If anyone in World War II deserved the Medal of Honor, it was Joe Mann."

– Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Div

At age eighteen, Joe Mann's dreams are as vast as the sky is wide. He wants his life to count but feels trapped on his eastern Washington farm. His reckless and impulsive traits immerse him in conflict as he fights against the wrongs in his small town.

After finding true love, he is thrust into World War II, putting his dreams on hold. A sadistic Army officer threatens to destroy his reputation and career as a paratrooper. Wishing to prove his mettle, he readies himself for the invasion of Normandy, only to miss it because of a training injury. Will Operation Market Garden be his only opportunity for redemption? Parachuting into Holland, he finds himself surrounded and outnumbered by the enemy. Would his impulsiveness cost him his life? Could he lay down his life for his friends?

Innocent, inspiring, and dangerous, this story of Joe Mann is filled with heart-pounding suspense. A Greater Destiny is a beautiful story of love, obsession, conflict, faith, and discovering what matters most.

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When you purchase the book directly from this website, every copy is personally signed by the author, Byrne Patrick Bennett (nephew of Private First Class Joe E. Mann). Length: 461 pages (Softcover) Published: Spring 2021 Language: English Size:  6 x 1.16 x 9 in