New book explores life on the WWII chow line

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM.

In addition to the book, Whitaker has plans for a TV show called “Chow Line” (the book’s original title) that he envisions as a combination of the Food Network programming and military history. His ultimate goal for the show would be to feature a cook-off between the Coast Guard and the Navy, two military branches known for the quality of their chow.

Whitaker’s bibliography also includes two children’s books and an ongoing project to produce a book of “hometown recipes” for each of the 50 states.

He’s also a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and serves on the National Staff as an AUXCHEF and National Branch Chief. He currently serves the USCG 8th Eastern.

“The book makes a perfect gift for a foodie or a history buff,” said the author. “It’s World War II history in a completely different light--History that should not get lost.”

For more information on “Bullets and Bread” or to purchase the book online, visit Whitaker’s website at

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