University Club, Denver – For the October presentation, the Neureiter Group welcomed Denver Author and Journalist Mark Obmascik who discussed his new book, The Storm on Our Shores, which tells the tale of the battle of Attu,—the only land battle of World War II fought on American soil. The more than two-week battle on a remote Aleutian island in the Bering Sea ended when most of the Japanese defenders were killed in brutal hand-to-hand combat after a final banzai charge broke through American lines. Obmascik powerfully regaled the members with the story through the experience of a Japanese army surgeon who was trained as a physician in the United States, and the American infantryman who killed him, but recovered the diary the doctor was writing before death.
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Mark Obmascik is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of The Big Year, which was made into a movie, and Halfway to Heaven. He won the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award for outdoor literature, the 2003 National Press Club Award for environmental journalism, and was the lead writer for the Denver Post team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Denver with his wife and their three sons.