To my readers, fans, friends, and family, Final touches on “Charge of the Beast” are underway! Expect to see my 2nd novel this summer. The family of a fallen war hero, 1st Lieutenant Phillip Neel, granted me permission to dedicate my book to him. Today marks the 12-year anniversary of his death in Iraq. Known as ‘Phil’ to family and friends, he passed from this life to eternity on Easter Sunday 2007. In his West Point graduation yearbook, he wrote: “I came to learn to serve.