Issue one, released June 2006:Issue one of Invisible Soldiers includes three illustrated stories from different theaters of the war. The appendix also includes interviews with men related to the stories.
Eloy Chavarria, a native of Costa Rica, joined the merchant marine in the 1930s seeking adventure and employment. Unlucky timing placed his ships in dangerous convoys bound for Murmansk, England, Australia and New Caledonia.
Interview: Eloy discusses his life prior to the war, shark
attacks, hypothermia, post-war experiences in Korea, Cuba and
African American soldiers of the 93rd Infantry Division, white officers and Japanese American intelligence agents tracked down a Japanese officer on Morotai Island while dueling with reinforcements from nearby Halmahera.
Interview: The Hon. Jake Johnson, son of 93rd Division
Commanding Gen.Harry Johnson, retells his fatherÔs career from WWI
to the Japanese surrender in the Pacific.
My Nine Lives
Joe Brenig, a Jewish native of Austria joins the French Army for
operations against German units on the Gironde estuary in April-May
1945 culminating in the battle for Soulac-sur-Mer
Interview: Joe discusses his family's escape from Nazis in Austria,
the maquis, military service and the French in Vietnam.
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Issue two, released August 2007Subject: Earl Cannaday, a member of Company E, 25th Regiment, 93rd Infantry Division. This unit was at the center of 93rd division operations on Bougainville, the first in the division to enter combat and on the line during a Japanese counter attack in early April. Company E had more confusing problems when they disembarked in the Philippines after the Japanese surrender.
Interview: Earl, a former school teacher and a native of Southern Virginia, was a great storyteller and loved to talk about his experiences during the war.