Kilpatrick’s father was working for the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), installing and repairing radar facilities to aid in the ever-growing commercial air travel industry. Dad had a chance to transfer to Wake Island, and the 10-year-old James and his family moved from Bradford, Illinois to the new adventure.
Kilpatrick has organized his book into short chapters, so it is easy to read. Start in the middle, go to the back and return to the front, so fun; you can put the book down and enjoy another chapter later or the photos. Each chapter describes a memorable teenage incident. There’s the sunglasses incident, the Trojan horse, live ammo, fake bingo card, Boy Scout and co-ed camping trips, weightlifting, Karate school…and then, of course, there’s The Red Bra Incident!
No matter where YOU were raised, follow James down memory lane, and get a copy of this softly shared biography for yourself, or as a gift. Lastly, get ready to grin while enjoying “A Little Piece of Heaven… Growing up on Wake Island”!