JAMES BILDER has a B.A. in Journalism from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and a Masters of Science from Loyola University in Chicago. He served as the Mayor of Worth, IL from 1993-2001. He is the co-author of A Foot Soldier for Patton and has been a freelance contributor to WWII Quarterly Magazine. He and his wife, Bernie, have raised four children and reside in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.