The Man I Always Knew: A True Story of Faith, Family, Honor
Stephen J. Crowley of Brooklyn, New York was an anti-aircraft gunner who fought in nearly every major battle of the Second World Wars European Theatre, from North Africa to Sicily, from France to Belgium. He served New York City in the worlds finest Police Department for over 27 years, was a Homicide Detective and finished his career as the President of the Detective Endowments Association. He was a faithful husband of thirty-four years and father of 15 children. His masculine presence, integrity, and humor painted the story of his life, which was lifted to excellence by his faith, hope, and love. He lived the kind of life men ought to live, but very few ever do. Among a generation of manly men, Stephen J. Crowley led by the strength and moral character entrusted to him by God, to the benefit of a countless number of grateful souls. This book is the story of his wonderful life.