Jesse Thomas Becker, author
Joe Harper, or ‘Pop Pop’ as he is better known, is a beloved grandfather , decorated war hero and family patriarch. Those that know him love and respect him especially his family but a stroke has brought his past under a cloud of suspicion because when he woke up he could no longer speak English but has been heard murmuring German, a language he does not know. Der Großvater weaves the tale of Joe’s Harper from his heroic war efforts in WWII as a member of the 508th Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division to his time spent in a POW camp in 1945 intertwined with the modern story of his trails being accused of something someone of his stellar track record and life should never be accused of: being a Nazi. \t Is society's zeal to correct for the past so onerous it will ruin the reputation of a decorated war hero or will it be revealed to be justified?