TITLE of Script: CRAWFISH
Author NAME: Alison M. Wilkom
Type of screenplay: Feature/ mini series
Website: http://www.asoldiersdiary.com , @alisonwilkom via Twitter, Amazon.com & Audible.com
A firsthand account of an ordinary man’s experience during a 25-year epic in American military history. Jesse C. Davisson, great-grandfather os Alison M. Wilkom, was no angle when he first joined the Army in 1893. His diary begins there, then follows his adventures through such historic military conflicts as The American Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection and WW1. Within these colorfully written pages, Jesse richly chronicles the fascinating and intimate details of these events, such as learning to ride horses with the 7th Cavalry, becoming friends with Apache Indian Scouts, skinning mules, and surviving ambushes, learning to avoid snakebites and hiding from jungle natives in the Philippines. He reveals the good and bad of our human character, complete with dark encounters and enlightening surprises.
Sotravel back in time when the United States was not a nation but a series of staked claims and territories. Meet a motley crew of cattle rustlers, thieves, murders, outlaws and deserters, as Jesse himself once became. Between his encounters in saloons with women of the night, Mexican bandits, Yaqui Indians and German machine guns, it is amazing that he was not injured or killed in action. Instead, Jesse eventually died as a result of chest problems he suffered while being gassed in France at Belleau Woods during WW1. Someone once said, “When a man dies, a library burns down.” I hope by reviving the unknown story of my great-grandfather, you will also become fascinated with Jesse and this epic period of American history.