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Ways to Thank American Veterans for Their Service

On this special Veteran’s Day, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI on November 11, 1918, we have the opportunity to show thanks to those who have served our country in the military. While a verbal affirmation is always appreciated by the veterans, I encourage you to take it one step... Continue Reading →

Build Character & Patriotism with WWII Veterans

One aspect of my book launch with World War II veterans is how it can build character and patriotism, especially in students. I never would have thought patriotism -- love for one's country and those who defend it -- would have come under attack as it has in recent years. These two little guys attended... Continue Reading →

We Gave Our Best: American WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories is Ready to Order!

We Gave Our Best: American WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories, Volume 3 in my WWII Legacies, is completed and I could not be more proud! From the beautiful cover to the 34 stories and dozens of war-time photos inside, We Gave Our Best: American WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories is just as professional-looking and informational... Continue Reading →

Korean War Vet Fought at the American Marine Line

While I focus mostly on interviewing and writing stories from World War II veterans as they are our nation's oldest military vets, I also interview Korean War veterans. The following story is one that appeared in the News-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Wayne earlier this year. ** On a morning in April 1951 when day was... Continue Reading →

WWII Sailor Killed by Kamikaze

I wrote this story about a soldier who grew up in my community. Nearly every day, newspapers carried sad notifications about soldiers and sailors who had perished during the war. Part of the research was with this soldier’s brother who is still living in his 90s. ** Gerald Eugene Lesh On December 26, 1943, Electrician’s... Continue Reading →

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