Caption: Virgil Bixler served in the U.S. Army’s 80th Division, 905th Artillery during WWII. He fought in Battle of the Bulge and others.
My new book, They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans, contains 34 stories of men/women of every branch- Army, Navy, Army Air Corps, Marines, Merchant Marines, Coast Guard.
Here is a list of the 34 veterans featured in this book and their branch of service:
- James ‘Andy’ Anderson – Army
- Virgil Bixler – Army
- Charlie Conrad – Navy
- Gaylord Conrad – Army
- Lorraine Davis – Coast Guard
- Clairus Dew – Army Air Corps
- Al Edwards – Navy
- Charlotte Eisenhart – Women’s Army Corps (WAC)
- Frank Garrison – Army
- Dick Girocco – Navy
- Max Graf – Merchant Marine
- Sam Hayward – Navy
- Oren Huffer – Army Air Corps
- Bill Jones – Army Air Corps
- Bob Kiester – Army Air Corps
- Al Lefevra – Navy
- Polly Lipscomb – Army Nurse Corps
- Jim Meyer – Coast Guard
- Dale Pence – army
- Bob Pyle – Army
- Ed Robbins – Navy
- Walter Rumple – Army
- Bill Sawyer – Army
- Rosemary Schmidt – Navy
- Calvin Schultz – Army
- Bill Shull – Army Air Corps
- Bob Wallenstein (Bob Chase) – Navy
- Hugh Wallis – Army
- Bill Wellman – Marines
- Max Whiteleather – Army
- James Wiegman – Navy
- Don Wolfe – Army Air Corps
- John Wrestler – Navy
- Eileen Zeissig – Army Nurse Corps
Several of these veterans (around a dozen) have said they will be at our book launch party on Saturday, November 4, at downtown Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They will be there from 1-3pm. You’ll be able to meet them, thank them for their service and have them sign books on their respective pages!
Think what a priceless item that will be – autographs from some of our nation’s oldest veterans who served during the biggest military conflict the world has ever known!
They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans will be available for $20—cash or credit cards. No checks.
My first book, WWII Legacies: Stories of Northeast IN Veterans, will also be available for $15.00.
Bonus: We will sell the 2 books together for $30.00!
They would make great Veteran’s Day, birthday or Christmas gifts.
We’re expecting a good turnout so my advice would be to arrive early! Hope to see you there!
Remember to tell a veteran thanks for his/ her service!