Ninety year-old Layton Warn's book is comprised t only of his touching personal memoirs about the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, and his subsequent life in the army stateside, but also of his essays written later in life on the many topics that interest this intelligent and well-read man. The book introduces you to a twenty year-old who, during the attack, wonders whether or t he will make it to twenty-one! By the end, you have come to kw an elder patriot who discusses in, often humorous and imaginative, easy to understand language, such topics as: war in general; the atomic bomb; Pearl Harbor compared with the September 11, 2001 attack; terrorists; ecomics; taxes; marriage; tobacco; and beans. You will be surprised by his unique solution to problems like the influx of illegal aliens or global warming. The epilogue describes his 2007 trip back to Hawaii and Pearl Harbor for the 65th Anniversary of the Attack and a survivors' reunion. Although was treated like a king and hored for his service, Layton Warn--a quiet, unassuming man--believes, The way to become a hero is to be present at some great event and live ather 50 years. Whether or t you agree with his views, you will be glad you met the man through his writings. Layton Warn, one of the last of the Pearl Harbor survivors, died in January 2012. He is dearly missed by family, friends, and readers. A new book, Nebraska Boy Meets World is in progress, based on his manuscript.
At 90 years old, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Layton Warn, has been writing memoirs and essays on his life experience, current events, politics, and economics for at least 70 years. During his military service, Layton became interested in electronics. After WWII ended, Layton pursued a career in electrical engineering, graduating from Kansas State University, Manhattan Kansas. During a stint working for GTE in postwar Germany, Layton and his wife, Marcia, were able to travel extensively in Europe. Later, they settled in Sunnyvale, California where he was instrumental in developing the Stories of Service Project, and where he joined the Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association. This is Layton's first published book. He has plans for another book entitled, Nebraska Boy, comprised of his memories of a happy, but hard scrabble life growing up during the depression in rural Nebraska. Layton and his wife of 60 plus years, Marcia, moved to Hutchinson KS in 2007 to be near their daughters and closest relatives. Layton Warn, one of the last of the Pearl Harbor survivors, died in January 2012. He is dearly missed by family, friends, and readers. A new book, Nebraska Boy Meets World is in progress, based on his manuscript.