Army Heritage Center Foundation to Host Book Signing

On April 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Army Heritage Center Foundation will host Lieutenant Colonel Tony Peluso, USA Retired for a book signing at the Foundation’s Museum Store.

On April 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Army Heritage Center Foundation will host Lieutenant Colonel Tony Peluso, USA Retired for a book signing at the Foundation’s Museum Store within the Visitor and Education Center at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle.

Peluso is the author of Waggoners Gap: An Epic Novel of Two Families and Two World Wars, a historical fiction novel. Waggoners Gap is a spiritual place with unique natural beauty and breathtaking vistas overlooking the Cumberland Valley near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The site also is a pivotal locale in the sweeping story of two disparate families fighting for survival and success in the dark decades surrounding World War II.

The saga winds from Waggoners Gap through area colleges to Army training bases, ships at sea, battlefields in Europe and the Pacific, and back again as truly colorful characters develop and influence each other through the decades. Through it all, in spite of deadly hardships overseas and dark dealings on the home front, Waggoners Gap draws the players together and repels them like a spinning magnet.

A native of Pennsylvania, Peluso served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. He also served almost 20 years as JAG officer stationed with the 82nd Airborne, the 18th Airborne Corps, at the U.S. Army War College, and other units. After his retirement from the Army, he worked for almost 15 years as the Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of Florida. He holds a B.A. in History, a JD, and a LLM.