George Banas - a member of Post 43 in Naperville, Ill. - and his wife were trapped between Tangier, Morocco, and Madrid, Spain on 9/11/01. George relates this and other personal adventures and world events, from President Jimmy Carter's administration through George W. Bush's term in office, in his new multi-genre book, "Terrorists and the Terchova Treasure - In My Brother's Place."
In addition to the five-star ratings reviewers have given the book on Amazon.com, George was notified that Reader's Favorite, a book review firm in Ohio, has also awarded the book a five-star rating. Further, the book is in international competition for additional recognition.
Post 43 and George have arranged to use the book as a fundraiser to help veterans in need. For each book sold under Legion auspices, George donates $1 to the post. Over the past six months, George has donated more than $1,000 to Post 43. Compared to the need for funds for all kinds of Legion-wide and Post 43 programs, this doesn't appear to be much. But it represents a great deal of personal time making group presentations and signing appearances for book sales and donation appeals, when other charitable organizations are also competing for similar resources.
In addition to individual book sales, George proposes that posts consider buying his books to use as gifts to veterans in hospitals, nursing homes and retirement communities. It's a hefty 550 pages of patriotism and "can do" spirit that will take readers' minds off their troubles and keep them turning pages for several days, if not longer. If signed copies are desired, George can be contacted through Legion Post 43 at P.O. Box 4, Naperville, IL 60566, or at www.naperlegion.org.