Thank A Vet for Your Freedoms!

Photo taken inside the IN War Memorial Museum in Indianapolis. As we celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s freedoms, I reflect on the World War II stories I’ve heard and written about in the past decade. Dean Reckard of Huntington, Indiana, was part of the D-Day invasion in June 1944. Stories of pilots and soldiers... Continue Reading →

St. Mere Eglise Church Played a Part at D-Day

Today is the 78th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy beaches in France. You read that right – there was more than one beach. The Allies divided into five sections the 65-mile strip that they planned to land on with Canadian and British forces. Most Americans have only heard of Omaha Beach. It was... Continue Reading →

WWII Vet George Edward Buhler —Army Military Police / Europe

While serving in the Army as a military policeman in Europe, WWII vet George Buhler fought in major battles, including D-Day. In this week’s blog post, I’m going all of the way back to my first book – We Fought to Win: American WWII Veterans Share Their Stories (Book 1, World War II Legacies). George... Continue Reading →

Sailor Served as Sitting Duck at D-Day

This is a story from my book, D-Day: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Tell about Normandy. Thanks to every vet reading this for his/her service! ** “It’s not fun being fired on in the middle of combat,” said George Banky of Waterloo, Iowa. “But that’s what war is. You have to get yourself mentally fitted for... Continue Reading →

New Book About D-Day Is Available!

D-Day: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Tell about Normandy is the first book in my new World War II Insider series. Its publication has been timed to coincide with the upcoming 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. ** D-Day: Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen Tell About Normandy is a compilation of stories from veterans... Continue Reading →

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