Robert C. Daniels
I grew up in Waupun,
Wisconsin, during the 60's and 70's. At age 18, after graduating from Waupun
Senior High School
with the class of 1976, I joined the U. S. Navy. Upon
retirement from the service as a Chief Petty Officer, I attended Tidewater
Community College (TCC) in Virginia Beach, Virginia,
(ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia, and the American Military
University (AMU), an on-line university out of
Manassas Park, Virginia, earning an AA in
liberal arts, a BA in history/secondary education, and an MA in military studies,
After graduating from ODU and remembering
as a youth listening to Edmond Babler talk about his ordeal as a Japanese held
POW during WWII, I was inspired to write Ed's account using his
own narrative, which he aptly entitled “1220 Days in Hell.”
I entitled my book 1220 Days: The story of U.S. Marine Edmond Babler
and his experiences in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps during World War II.
My next set of projects came about through my graduate studies. Several of these
have been published at
My second book and latest project to complete I entitled
World War II in Mid-America: Experiences from rural Mid-America during World War
II. It is now also in print. I
have also, at the request of many, posted the 33 oral interviews, transcribed in
written word, that I conducted for my research for World War II in
Mid-America. They can be accessed by selecting "Read
Interviews" to the left. Currently I am researching the
Daniels family tree and beginning work on two additional books; one about the
Blackhawk War - which will greatly expound upon my article "The Quality of the Combatants in
the Black Hawk War" - and the
the various Norfolk, Virginia, cemeteries,
some of the more unique grave-markers and other unique aspects of these
cemeteries, the latter tentatively entitled
Exploring Norfolk Cemeteries.
wife Rebecca and I live with our cherished pets in Chesapeake,
Virginia, where I've been employed for the past thirteen years by
the U.S. Coast Guard as a training specialist and schoolhouse manager. In
what little spare time I have, I also teach History courses at
Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia, ride my bicycle, and
tour historical sites.
Finally, I am very proud to add that my
daughter, Brenda, is a member of the Coast Guard Reserve and my son,
Phillip, teaches fifth-grade in central Florida. With the addition of Phillip's
daughter, Marla, and son, Oliver, I am also a very proud grandfather.
Read more about my
books, projects, and published
articles by selecting the links to the left.
To order autographed copies of both of my books, either
click here or see "Order autographed copies"
to the left. Bookstores wishing to order autographed books in bulk, please
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I cordially invite all
readers to correspond with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.