Armand Charest’s Archives

Armand Charest in 1998
Armand Charest

Armand, my late Dad, made his career as a Tool and Die Maker and was good with this trade. But, his lifelong dream was to be a writer. When he retired in 1988, in Torrance, California, he went back to college and earned his degree in English Literature. He spent the rest of his life writing books and stories he tried to get published

He did manage to get his two stories about his trips to Albania published in a travel magazine, but that was it. I did convince him to write his memoirs with the promise I’d get his story published. Well, he did, and I did.

These are my Dad’s collected writings I’ve published to date. I hope to publish more in the future.

  • A Gala Affair
    When Scott Emerson received a call from his former colleague, now-turned CIA agent Dave Miller his first instinct was to hang up. Next thing he knew, he was heading a mission to rescue hostages in Southern Sudan, right in the middle of a civil war.
  • The Last Hunt
    A short story by Armand Charest. A woman is shipwrecked on a mysterious island after being sucked into a mid-ocean vortex. She encounters the sole inhabitant, a notorious war criminal in hiding. He makes her his target in a deadly manhunt. Can she survive?
  • Eyewitness to 1984, Part Two
    Armand Charest made a second trip to visit the orphanage in Albania. This is his account of visiting what was then the poorest nation in Europe, and the friends he made there.
  • The Memoirs of Armand Charest Part III
    During WWII Armand is rotated to the Philippines for routine patrols and training for the planned invasion of Japan. When Japan surrenders he goes to Hiroshima. The war ends, Armand retuns home, marries, and becomes part of the greatest generation. Part III of a three part series.
  • The Memoirs of Armand Charest Part II
    Armand’s vivid stories of WWII combat as a army private and his company’s machine gunner. Combat action against the Japanese on Biak Island and Banzai charges.
  • The Memoirs of Armand Charest Part I
    Memoirs of the late Armand Charest on growing up in the French Canadian-immigrant community of Woonsocket, Rhode Island during the depression era . This section ends with him entering the army in WW II. Part I of a three part series.
  • Eyewitness To 1984
    While visiting Naples Italy Armand Charest was invited by a private humanitarian group to participate in a relief effort to Albania. The projects included fixing an orphanage and a hospital. This is his story.
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