Christopher (Moon) Mullins

A former paratrooper with service in the 82nd Airborne Division, Long Range Recon (F Co 51st Inf), and 5th Special Forces Comms Support (B-Team), Christopher (Moon) Mullins retired from the US Army in 2000 after 20 years. He holds an Associate's Degree from Georgia Military College as well as Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in IT from Kaplan University. Moon's first book, published in 2016 was book about his father's service in World War II titled, Lucky Mullins, available on Amazon.com. He is the editor for ARGunners Online Magazine, working with Casemate Publishing, Pen and Sword, Osprey, Oxford Press, and independent publishers as well. Moon recently published his third book, The History of the 82nd Signal Battalion in WWI and WWII. Chris is married to Bhavna Mullins and they make their home in Buford, Georgia, USA.

REVIEW: Stirling’s Desert Triumph – The SAS Egyptian Airfield Raids 1942

Osprey Publishing, Raid Series of Books, Raid 49. Author – Gavin Mortimer and Illustrator Peter Dennis Gavin’s book details the Assault of key German Airfields and supply lines in North Africa during WWII by Stirling’s SAS desert warfare specialists. The British SAS and Long Range Desert Group (Also a SAS extension) conducted a series of …

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REVIEW: Storming Monte La Difensa – The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line 1943

Osprey Publishing, Raid Series of Books, Raid 48. Author – Bret Werner. Illustrator- Peter Dennis Bret’s book details the history and most famous battle of the First Special Service Force at Monte La Difensa in Italy during WWII. A legendary raid the cemented 1st Special Forces in legend and history. Formed in the early stages …

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REVIEW: Images of War – US Airborne Divisions 1942-2018

Michael’s book and the images provided detail the stories, history and tragedies of the US Airborne Divisions during the period 1942-1945. He also provides a thorough research of the development of the TO&E for these units. As an experienced paratrooper I look at this aspect with a certain amount of individual skepticism. Not due to …

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REVIEW: Take These Men – Tank Warfare with the Desert Rats

Cyril’s book, originally published in 1955, here republished in 2019 is a frank and candid look at the nuisances of tank warfare in North Africa during World War II. This story was written from the perspective of a tank squadron commander of the 7th Armored Division, AKA the Desert Rats. Comprised of 355 pages and …

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An interview with Steve Zaley, author of They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten

Published by Tense Moment Publishing, They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten – is the story of one of the original companies with the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company 1942-1945 .    They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten is the story of the original members of the 82nd …

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REVIEW: Hitler’s Paratroopers in Normandy – The German II Parachute Corps in the battle for France 1944

The author, Gilberto Villahermosa, does a great job of detailing the II Corp’s intense and focused fighting in Normandy as the allies pushed them south and east. During this period of the war the II Parachute Corps did not have an effective replacement program, had no consistent air cover, and often did not have the …

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REVIEW: Sent by the Iron Sky – The legacy of an American Parachute Battalion (3/506th) in World War II

This book primarily focuses on the 3rd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, a key contributor to the overall allied airborne assaults during World War II. Although most of the favorable press goes to the 2nd Battalion due to the success of the Book and film, Band of Brothers, any of the airborne infantry …

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REVIEW: They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten by Steven R. Zaley

They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten – The story of one of the original companies with the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company 1942-1945. Tense Moment Publishing. Author – Steven Robert Zaley. Steve’s book covers the story of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment before, during and after World War …

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