Attack at Pearl Harbor From a Child’s Point of View – Part 1

This is the first of a 3-part series of excerpted stories about the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor that occurred on December 7, 1941. They are all stories from people I’ve interviewed. Their stories are published in the books listed. ** Charlotte Butterworth Schnieders lived in Honolulu as a preschooler when the Japanese bombed Pearl... Continue Reading →

New Books Have Arrived!

Ten-thousand-foot peaks filled Bob Kreider's vision. Carefully he reset the big plane, chomping his gum nervously. Were enemy forces below waiting for them to crash? Suddenly, anti-aircraft fire split the air. Shells punctured the plane’s bottom. Many were flattened by one-half-inch pieces of steel crew members had placed under their seats. One wing received damage from ground fire, but Kreider managed to maneuver the plane out of the valley and away from the enemy. He was glad they were not transporting wounded.

Happy Birthday to My Favorite Vet & the Marine Corps!

My husband received this beautiful American flag at his retirement at the 122nd Fighter Wing in Ft Wayne, IN. My daughters & I attended the event. Today, my husband John celebrates a birthday! He is my favorite veteran (Air Force) and introduced me to military life as a spouse and later as a mother of... Continue Reading →

Tribute to Bill Sawyer- Medic in Aleutians WWII

Bill Sawyer served as an Army medic in the Aleutians during the war. One blessing from my interviews with 260 World War II veterans is not only meeting a great group of people, but sometimes finding great friends among them. The easiest ones to get to know are those within our local community since this... Continue Reading →

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