Maybe your father or mother was one of the 16 million Americans who fought for the freedom of defenseless people against dictators from 1941-1945 (and on into 1946).
My guess is you heard little, if anything, about his/her service. If you were lucky, you got a photo of your parent in uniform.
For the most part, that’s the same lament issued by the families of thousands of vets who came home from the war and never wanted to talk about their service.
Sadly, few of those 16 million remain among us.
With so many World War II veterans deceased, it’s a possibility their stories will be forgotten.
My mission for the past decade has been to find those people, talk to them and put their stories into books and magazine stories.
The women in my new book, ‘Born To Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women of World War II’ contains 13 stories of females who defied the conventions of their time to volunteer to serve their country in the Army, Navy, Army Air Corps, Army Nurse Corps and Coast Guard. Wow!
They tell about their excitement at flying planes, helping wounded men in France and Germany and England, decoding messages sent from around the world and more.
My goal of recording their stories does double duty by helping to preserve our national military heritage. I am a proud Air Force wife and mother. I have dedicated my writing to military stories to show my support for our military.
So, if you always wished you could have learned more about what your parent, friend, neighbor, teacher did during World War II — or you wonder why Hollywood continues to put out movies about the era — dig in to the pages here.
You may find answers — and your sense of patriotism may go through the roof!
You can order my books at Amazon.
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I’m happy to arrange virtual or in-person talks, conditions permitting, for your group. I offer a variety of WWII-related topics which you can find at my SPEAKING page.
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