A single gift from a seemingly distant and unloving father sparked a journey of discovery. It was an inexpensive gift of an old WWI era army helmet. A helmet that saw action in WWII, not WWI. It was a doughboy US Army Helmet that held eyewitness secrets of the bloody sands of North Africa, the gritty landing of D-Day, the frozen Battle of the Bulge and the ultimate triumphant entry into Adolf Hitler’s Alpine Wolf’s Lair. A.J. Malone’s helmet was more than just a gift. It was the piece that tied Dennis together to his father. The piece that helped rekindle a relationship grown cold from years of neglect.
Finding Malone weaves together the tale of discovering who the helmet belonged to, and discovering the true nature of his father; the man who gave the gift to Dennis. This is the true and powerful story of a father and son overcoming unexpressed love, deep personal disappointment and ultimately hatred, through a single and unplanned-for magnificent act, anchored to honor – and the subsequent restored hope and fresh forgiveness that came as a result, healing their relationship and bringing them together as best friends for the last 19 years of the father’s life.