The Dead Drink First is a novel by Dale Maharidge. Mr. Maharidge is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist who tells of his 18-year journey to find out everything in the photo. The secrets that his late father did not reveal. This is a deeply personal documentary. It tells about its journey through the story of World War II, their children and strangers searching for Herman Walter Mulligan. They searched for Mulligan’s location and returned him to burial in the US after he was killed. Dale has learned many things about friendship and forgiveness and discovered many rich truths in America.