From the Book...
In 1957, to appease the anxiety of NATO allies, President Eisenhower reluctantly authorized the development of a small nuclear weapon that could be carried in the field and fired by ordinary soldiers. The Army Weapons Command designed these small nuclear bombs and then distributed more than two thousand to the soldiers guarding Europe’s freedom.
Years later, the army recalled these same weapons and asked that they be returned, but by that time, the distribution lists were long since destroyed.
R. C. Schulz was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. After graduating from college, he was hired by an agency of the federal government and worked for several years in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now retired, Roger and his wife, Joan, have two adult children and two grandchildren. They live with their Golden Retriever, Farley, in northwest Illinois.