They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans is Hot Off the Press!

Wow! It’s done! My second book of World War II interviews is done! They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans contains 34 stories of men/women who served in every branch from 1941-1946. The war ended in 1945, but many continued serving during the occupation period in Japan and Europe. The book is... Continue Reading →

Tips to Interviewing 100+ WWII Veterans

Sometimes people want to know what happens when I interview a World War II veteran. It's a process and always a privilege. First, I allot two hours for the interview. This does not include the time it takes to drive to/from the place where the veteran lives. The two hours does include my getting set up with... Continue Reading →

Marty Wyall Last WWII WASP in Indiana

“Being a WASP changed our thinking about everything,” said Marty Wyall of Fort Wayne. Among the 25,000 applicants for the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), Mary Anna Martin of Indianapolis was one of 1,830 women accepted and one of only 1,074 who completed the program. This is an excerpt from my book, World War II... Continue Reading →

WASP Margaret Ringenberg’s Life as Revealed Through Her Daughter

My privilege as a writer and now author of World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans is to celebrate occasions when the subject of World War II is promoted to the community. I admit, before interviewing nearly 60 World War II vets, I might not have been as interested in the subject as... Continue Reading →

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