Please join us when former U.S. ambassador and White House aide Frank Lavin presents and signs HOME FRONT TO BATTLEFRONT: An Ohio Teenager in World War II, following his father's World War II experience.
Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He enlisted at 18, a decision that would take him with the U.S. Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Home Front to Battlefront is the tale of a foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy and the oddities of life back home — all in the same day. The book is based on Carl’s personal letters, official military history, private papers and more. For more background, please see www.hf2bf.com.
A special thanks to the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Louisiana and the Georgetown University Club of New Orleans for co-sponsoring this event.
Frank Lavin is the son of Carl Lavin. Frank has served as a US ambassador, White House aide, banker, and trade negotiator. He is a graduate of both Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania and currently works in business in China.
Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Canton, Ohio, native was eighteen when he enlisted, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.