A gripping ride through flashpoints of U.S. military history where graduates of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets emerge as battlefield heroes.

Norwich Heroes opens with the storming of Chapultepec Castle during the Mexican-American War, then weaves its way through flashpoints of U.S. military history where graduates of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets have emerged as battlefield heroes. Follow three extraordinary brothers as they fight their way through the Civil War’s bloodiest battles. Join others on patrol in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, or fast-roping into the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, or hunting the world’s most-wanted terrorists and war criminals in Iraq and Afghanistan. What do all of these men have in common? Much more than you may think.

Reviews from Amazon readers:

“A companion piece to ‘Norwich Matters’, ‘Norwich Heroes’ is a critical, more detailed piece on some of the citizen soldiers Norwich University has developed over the decades. While this is only a sampling of the many heroes Norwich has given to her Republic, it is an easy and high impact read; engaging the reader with powerful stories of personal bravery and commitment to duty.” – Gary W. Appleby

“Whether your a Norwich Grad or not, “Norwich Heroes” is a must read. This book is a glimpse of how Norwich Alumni have shaped the course of American History and served their country and Alma Mater proudly. As an Alumnus, “Norwich Heroes” reminded me why I wear my ring proudly everyday!” – Robert Fabich

“I purchased Norwich Heroes for my son who at the time was in the toughest part of his Rook phase at Norwich. The stories inspire the reader and demonstrate the Norwich Motto – I Will Try.” – Steve Colonies


On the morning of October 4th, 1993, the nation watched the news in stunned silence as footage of a celebratory Somali mob dragging the bodies of two American servicemen through the streets of Mogadishu was broadcast for the first time. The Battle of Mogadishu (memorialized in the book and film Black Hawk Down) was the fiercest firefight since Vietnam where roughly 100 men from Task Force Ranger faced enemy combatants numbering in the thousands. In Chalk 2, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and career special operations soldier Thomas Di Tomasso looks back at the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu where, as a First Lieutenant, he served as leader of 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, attached to Task Force Ranger. Chalk 2 is a one of several extraordinary tales of battlefield heroism from Norwich Heroes.


This short 15 minute film is a blend of interviews, a few war stories, and some tips on research, writing, and publishing.