Author talk – Muskingum University, January 21


Gerhard gave a talk about his book and the experiences detailed in it on January 21st at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio.


The Colloquium was a beautiful location for the talk, and several enthusiastic people were in attendance, including Noelle Bauman, the student who was so fascinated by Gerhard’s book that she spoke to the university librarian about bringing him in for this talk.

Noelle Bauman helped bring Gerhard to Muskingum University.

Noelle Bauman helped bring Gerhard to Muskingum University.


Why can't somebody just die around here?
by Gerhard Maroscher, $24.95

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Two Men, Four armies, Four Countries


The picture is of me in my advanced ROTC uniform with Dad just before I was to get an ROTC award. Dad, who had fought in three Axis armies, was very proud of me.

And now a retired US Army Colonel has read the story that spans the experiences of those men, from WWII to Vietnam, and loves the book!

Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book…it is a shame that we have so abused great adjectives i.e. awesome, outstanding, and terrific so (so is “so”)…in the United States Army lingo I will say “a job well done”.

Gerhard, your ability to tell your family’s story was and is a true gift; I understand “labors of love.” You made me laugh and cry and thank God for his mercy to you and your family especially where their lives were at great risk. It is a wonderful story of survival, heartbreak, determination, and love. Your research and capture of such historically valuable documentation was stunning.

Your family’s life story would make a great movie!!!!

-Dick Smith, US Army Colonel (Ret), former faculty member of both the Command & General Staff College and the US Army War College