US Navy Blue Angels Rock Dayton Air Show

Whew! The last couple of weeks have been fantastic with family home to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. I’ve never regretted marrying John in 1980. He’s always been such a blessing to me and our children. ** Jay Wertz and I stand at our booth filled with WWII books we've authored. Another highlight was attending... Continue Reading →

WWII Veteran Lorraine Hook Davis Served in the Coast Guard

Lorraine Hook Davis served in the Coast Guard during WWII. On the final day of our Military Appreciation Week veteran stories, we celebrate one of the 350,000 women who enlisted in the newly-created American military branches for women – Lorraine Hook Davis. Lorraine Hook Davis' photo is on the left of the cover of my... Continue Reading →

WWII Vet Evelyn Beckman Brown Served in Coast Guard

Evelyn Beckman received training as a SPAR in New York City. Evelyn Beckman Brown and I only met a handful of times but we became fast friends. She immediately began mailing me notes of encouragement which I kept on file (every author needs encouragement!). The latest note arrived days before her death on December 19,... Continue Reading →

100-Year-Old WWII Army Nurse Conducts Fantastic Interview on TV

Eileen Zeissig served as an Army nurse in Europe during WWII. Last week, Daniel Beals of WPTA21 in Ft Wayne, Indiana, posted an excellent piece on his show, ’21 Country’ about 100-year-old World War II Army nurse Eileen Zeissig. He interviewed her a few days prior, then put the story together with pictures of her... Continue Reading →

WWII WAVES Meets Eleanor Roosevelt

During WWII, Rosemary Russell Schmidt served in the Navy at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Today is President’s Day in the United States. On this national holiday we celebrate the birthdays of two great men – George Washington, the father of our country and first president, born February 22, 1732, and our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (b.... Continue Reading →

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