Tinton Falls, NJ
"Stories My Father Told Me" and "Kaleidoscope:
Duty, Honor, Country – The Motto of West Point
Six generations of West Pointers in one family continue the stories of those who with such commitment brace to the demands of the Long Gray Line since it was founded by Congress, under the encouragement of Thomas Jefferson, on 16 March 1802. It is no coincidence that the United States Military Academy, as the oldest continuing U.S. Army military post, holds the high ground overlooking the Hudson River dating back to the Revolutionary War when it was first occupied by the Continental Army on 27 January 1778.
Holding the high ground in service is what is demanded of each and every member of the Long Gray Line.
Over the last three years James Malony has recorded his life’s stories with many humorous episodes in a book titled Kaleidoscope, Stories of a Free Spirit. In a second volume, Stories From The Past My Father Told Me, James compiled stories which are a history of his father’s military years (1912-1945) including serving as a Division Commander in World War II in the 94th Infantry Div. http://www.94thinfdiv.com/
James Malony is a graduate of West Point Class of 1945 and the latest member of a line of graduates starting in 1854. He will be celebrating his 90th birthday on September 24th. His father, Harry Malony, graduated in the West Point class of 1912.
"Kaleidoscope, Stories of A Free Spiri"t covers a wide variety of situations and geographical locations, both domestic and abroad, several wars, two assassinations, four coups and assignments in Philippines, Japan, Germany, Italy, Liberia, Nigeria and Russia. The stories are filled with humor and show James Malony’s ability to survive and succeed against overwhelming odds.
Bobby Finan, Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch wrote:
Jim Malony has the knack of story telling. His true short stories are an easy read and contain a surfeit of smiles over a compendium of geography.
James Green, an International banker said: Jim displays wholesome good humor in dealing with the challenges of WWII and the post-war environment.
In "Stories My Father Told Me", you will find a General’s view of leading a Division in WWII, as well as many historical accounts of life in the Army before and during the war. These stories reflect a keen insight into the social and physical environment of the times. The stories represent a great collection of events that you will not find in history books, but are both fascinating and detailed.
COL (Ret.) Chuck Giasson, a West Point graduate class of 1968 wrote: The stories are written in a style that draws you in and makes you feel you are there.
Join James Malony in tales that will take you from the building of the Panama Canal to diamond smuggling, from Hiroshima to the designing of the Edsel! Let Jim take you there on a reality tour from the impact of a Marguerita to the Cadet Officer (“Man in the Red Sash”) who starts each cadet's journey on the Long Gray Line.
Pull up an easy chair, brace yourself, you are in for an unforgettable ride Down History Lane.