A story of dedication and love. A young man graduates from Princeton: He's a freshly-minted second lieutenant with dreams and aspirations for his future. He gets married and ships off to an international conflict-zone, and within months he is promoted to Battery Executive Officer. During his tour of duty in Korea he writes 171 love letters to his new bride. These letters sparkle with humor and devotion, but as the months progress, the letters also reveal a growing maturity both as a leader and as a husband. Love Letters from the Front will inspire anyone facing hardship and challenge that those ordeals can fortify character and produce fresh leadership strength.

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North Naples Veteran publishes book from his Korean War days.

SNAG-0000- 2015-01-03Bill MacIlvaine's new book is featured in "The Banner"

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He was her handsome lion in a crisp U.S. Army lieutenant's uniform and she was his beautiful "Lamb" keeping the home fires burning back in New Jersey.

When former Naples City Councilman Bill MacIlvaine headed off to fight in the Korean War shortly after his 1952 marriage, the prohibitive cost of long-distance telephone calls (a couple hundred dollars for a single overseas call) usually left open just one option for staying in touch with his still-blushing bride during their 21 months apart: Letters. Lots of them.