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Robert W. Baumer

Robert W. Baumer has been writing about World War II for over twenty years. He is the coauthor with Mark Reardon of American Iliad: The 18th Infantry Regiment in World War II, author of Aachen: The U.S. Army’s Battle for Charlemagne’s City in World War II, and Old Hickory: The 30th Division—The Top-Rated American Infantry Division in Europe in World War II.

Robert is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and is a former columnist who wrote “The Tip of the Spear” for Armchair General magazine when it began circulation in 2004.

Robert’s advocacy for veterans was first recognized in 2005 by an order of the Secretary of the Army, wherein he was made an honorary member of the 18th Infantry Regiment First Infantry Division of World War II; in 2017 he was inducted for life into the Order of the Old Hickory Society for actions that “forever enhanced the reputation, honor, and legacy of the famous combat unit known as Old Hickory.”

Today Robert lives in Ormond Beach, Florida, and when not writing he’s riding motorcycles.