Raised for the most part as an orphan, Hylton’s father joined the U. S. Navy to find a home. Despite the fact that the war was on, he saw the Navy as an opportunity to achieve a new stability in his life. Little did he know he was about to endure three and a half years of extreme torture, cruelty and enforced slavery as a Japanese prisoner of war. He arrived in the South Pacific, but he was captured after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, survived the death march, prison camps and was transported on the infamous “Hell Ships” to Sendai, Japan where he worked in prison camps and as forced labor in the lead and zinc mines.
The atrocity and cruelty he both saw and experienced would have embittered or destroyed most men, but Hylton’s father worked hard to overcome his feelings of grief for his friends and of hate for his captors. With a remarkable will to survive, he was able to embrace the most unspeakable suffering with the knowledge that there would be something in it to teach him and to benefit him later in life.
Love All Men, Have Lunch with a Few shows through the graphic example of this humble, loving and always evolving man that even when life is the bleakest, we still have within ourselves a deep well of wisdom, compassion and clarity that we can draw from to help us survive and to see the dawn of greater days and the good that fills the world.
Sometimes World War II is nothing more than an interesting history. Hylton’
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Genre: Biography/adventurers and explorers/body, mind and spirit/angels and spirit guides
About the author:
James B. Hylton is a retired U.S. Secret Service agent who traveled extensively with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as well as with other officials and dignitaries. He was the Director of Force Security and Anti-Terrorism Officer for Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; he was Director of Security for a large inner-city public school district; he was the Chief of Police for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the author of the book Safe Schools, a Security and Loss Prevention Plan and has also written numerous security and law enforcement articles in magazines and professional publications. He has a Ph.D. in criminal justice and was an adjunct professor with LaSalle University and the University of Virginia. In 2006, he became an ordained minister, and he is a Certified Christian Chaplain.
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