Walter Zapotoczny is an award-winning writer and historian with over 25 years experience producing many different types of copy. He is the author of over 150 published articles, several books and a contributing writer and reviewer for several international publications.
Walter was born in Western Pennsylvania in 1949. His father served under General George S. Patton during World War II and his mother wrote letters during the war to service men without families. Growing up he developed a keen interest in history and read everything he could find about the military and conflicts.
After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for six years. Following over ten years in the management consulting business writing procedure manuals for clients in the mining and manufacturing industries, and a brief dabble in politics, he re-enlisted and served for a total of twenty-eight years with his last assignment as the 28th Infantry Division Historian.
Walter has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Europe, and North Africa. He has visited World War I and World War II battlefields in Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Egypt, and France.
After retiring, he and his wife moved to Baja California where he began teaching creative writing and editing a regional magazine. Back in the United States, Walter is currently working on several books and continues to review publications.
Walter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in world military history and a Master of Arts with honors in global history, together with emphasis in English composition and writing, from American Public University. He specializes in military history, Holocaust studies and events that transcend single states, regions and cultures.
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