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Author Rex Barton Reveals the Truth About the U.S. Secrets of the Army in the Hermann Dobler and Elke Martens Shootings

U.S. Army MP Boat Patrol Commander Rex Barton’s True Story Unveils the Horrific Incident and Its Subsequent Events.

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

Rex Barton, a former U.S. Army Military Police Boat Patrol Commander, has released his true story of the active shootings of Hermann Dobler and Elke Martens. In his newly published book “Truth Be Told,” he reveals the shocking truth about the incident and the intense military build-up that followed.

The book brings the readers back to the early 1960, 70’s and into the 1980’s when the Cold War was in full swing and the US and the Soviet Union battled for supremacy. Barton’s story covers his experiences in the United States Army as well as his horrifying remembrance of the day’s tragic events as they unfolded. He shows the deception and falsehoods buried behind the incident, as well as the objectives and manipulations of the powerful persons involved, as well as the aftermath of the shootings, which remains a mystery to this day.

“Truth Be Told” is a must-read for anyone interested in uncovering the secrets behind the Hermann Dobler and Elke Martens shootings. Through Barton’s first-hand account, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. Army’s role in the incident and its numerous unsolved mysteries. Readers will also gain a newfound appreciation for the courage and strength of the U.S. Army Military Police Boat Patrol Commander who risked his own life to tell the truth.

“Truth Be Told” is now available for purchase in paperback edition.

For more information about the book and to purchase a copy, visit .

“Truth Be Told: The Incident at Bravo Checkpoint”
Author: Rex Barton
Publisher : Hawk Tales Publishing, LLC (February 17, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 70 pages
ISBN-10 : 1957220937
ISBN-13 : 978-1957220932

About the Author

Rex Barton was born June 24, 1944, in Santa Barbara, California, USA. Raised by his loving grandparents on a walnut farm in Ventura, California, he learned to be an avid horseman and care for all animals big and small, from an elephant to a hummingbird.

In the summer of 1962, he joined the United States Army and completed his basic and military occupational specialty (MOS) training at Fort Ord Army post on Monterey Bay in California. Subsequently, he was stationed in Berlin, Germany, a cold war zone, and assigned to the 287th Military Police Company as a Military Policeman (MP) for almost five years. The duties were to guard military and civilian train passengers through dangerous zones, conduct routine patrols in the sectors, boat patrol Wannsee Lake and surrounding waterways, and assist with working on cases in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

His stories are captivating and intense.In March 1967, Rex became a Deputy Sheriff/Deputy Coroner with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department where he served over seven years until he retired in 1974 due to a service-related disability. He worked in numerous divisions, including patrol, detention, courts/civil, juvenile, and investigations. After relocating to the Channel Island area near Ventura, Rex became a licensed, independent Mortgage Broker/Realtor for many years.In 2013, Rex moved with his wife to the Pacific Northwest where he enjoys writing novels in various genres.

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