Shall Never See So Much by Gerald Gillis Marine Lieutenant Tom Flanagan is serving as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive. On the other side of the world, his sister Kate works on the staff of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy as RFK begins his ill-fated quest for the presidency. The brother and sister are estranged and their reconciliation, along with Tom’s own survival in combat, becomes uncertain. Shall Never See So Much is a story of heroism, triumph, and tragedy.

Shall Never See So Much is a story of heroism, triumph, and tragedy. Fiction, but set in the late 1960s where ripples of the Vietnam war was felt all through the world, Gillis presents an excellent account of this moment in history all told through the eyes of Tom and Kate Flanagan.
Tom Flanagan, a young U.S. Marine lieutenant and activist Kate Flanagan are brother and sister who had a close relationship until the war began. Tom’s own survival is threatened by the heavy fighting he experiences, especially during the Battle of Hue and Kate who holds anti-war beliefs joins the Robert Kennedy campaign.
Author Gerald Gillis served three years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and uses his experiences to a brilliant effect in Shall Never See So Much. A fast-paced historical novel that will have pacifists and non- pacifists holding onto the edge of their seats.
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Shall Never See So Much was recently released (March 2010), and was published through and is available worldwide including and, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble.
After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Gillis served in both domestic and overseas assignments in the field artillery as a battery commander, battery executive officer, and forward observer. After military service, Gerald spent the majority of his business career in the medical-devices industry. He held executive-level positions in distribution management, field-service management, and service-support operations. He traveled extensively as a partner and consultant to his company’s international operations, to include the U.K., Europe and Asia-Pacific. He also became an accomplished writer and speaker during this time.
His first novel, Bent, But Not Broken, was published in 1985.
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