Historian Kevin Hymel Wins Army Historical Foundation Award for Patton's War | Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours

Historian Kevin Hymel Wins Army Historical Foundation Award for Patton’s War

Patton's War volume 2We are delighted to announce that historian Kevin M. Hymel has won the Army Historical Foundation’s 2023 Distinguished Writing Award (Biography) for his book, Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership, Volume 2: August-December 1944.

Kevin, who recently returned from the 80th Anniversary of D-Day: Patton’s 3rd Army Tour, said he was honored to win the award. “I worked hard to unearth as many sources as possible to write this book, just like I did on volume 1 and will do with volume 3. Serving as a historian for Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours had made me a better historian. Learning the details of Patton’s battlefields from Normandy to German has brought color to my prose that my books would lack without it.”

The AHF Distinguished Writing Awards program was established in 1997 to recognize authors who make a significant contribution to the literature on U.S. Army history.

About the Army Historical Foundation

The mission of The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) is to honor the American Soldier by preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the United States Army. AHF is the official Foundation of the National Museum of the United States Army, responsible for fundraising, memberships, and operational and attractions management. The Foundation was established in 1983 as a member-based, charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

About Kevin Hymel

Kevin Hymel is a Historian for the U.S. Army and published author. He is an expert on General George S. Patton and has given presentations about the Maverick General at the Library of Congress, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Army Navy Club. He is the author of Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership, Volume I, November 1942 -July 1944, Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership, Volume 2: August–December 1944, and Patton’s Photographs: War as He Saw It.

Hymel has served as a historian at the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He was also the Research Director for WWII History and Military Heritage magazines and has written numerous articles for each. His article “WAC Corporal Lena Derriecott and the 6888th Central Postal Battalion,” is being made into a movie by Tyler Perry.

Hymel has been a popular historian with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours for more than 15 years, and has appeared in numerous documentaries on the HISTORY channel and American Heroes Channel. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from LaSalle University and Master’s Degree from Villanova University, both in History.

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