Island Song, a World War II novel by author Herb Marlow, is now available in Ebook and paperback formats.
Island Song is about a young man just returned from WWII in the Pacific Theater. Eric Travers is a much-decorated former U.S. Navy corpsman who served with the Marines in the Pacific Islands Campaign — notably on Saipan and Iwo Jima. He was wounded several times, and felt lucky to be alive.
Now he is back in Omaha, Nebraska, his home town, and he wonders what to do with his life. Sure he has a truck driving job, but he wants to go to medical school to see if he can be a surgeon, but how will he do that?
And then there’s Sally Richards, the pretty waitress at Ernie’s Diner.
Eric has many flashbacks of combat situations — today that is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — but hopes someday to be rid of those, perhaps with Sally’s help.