Happy New Year! Cheers for a mild winter so far and a bright outlook for 2023! Here are my goals: Read more. My Google spreadsheet lists nearly 100 books I read/ listened to while walking in 2022 (I use my library's Libby app). Raising the bar is ambitious but exciting. 2. Take more time for... Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday to the Marines!
The Marine Corps birthday has been commemorated on November 10 since 1775, the year the Continental Marines were established. To show honor to our Marines – and to celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11 – I’m offering an excerpt of a story of a vet I’ve interviewed. Carl Scott’s full story of fighting in the Pacific... Continue Reading →
Book launch for ‘Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War’ Is in the Books!
Army vet Mike Blough greets Army vet Fritz Bultemeyer and Air Force vet Dr. Al Brothers. Mrs. Bultemeyer, also an Army vet, looks on. Whew! The book launch for Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War in my hometown of Bluffton Indiana is over! A great group of people showed up at the Wells County Public... Continue Reading →
Meet Vietnam Vets at Upcoming Book Launch
Only seven days until book launch for my new book, Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War! Dr. Al Brothers flew missions over enemy territory in Vietnam. This is a great opp to bring scout troops, seniors, history lovers to meet vets who served 50+ years ago from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force during one... Continue Reading →
‘Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War’ Releases
My first book of Vietnam War veteran stories has just released! 'Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War' is available on Amazon. Voices from Vietnam: Stories of War is a compilation of 18 stories from male veterans, including those who fought in the Tet Offensive, served as a tunnel rat, flew a damaged chopper carrying wounded... Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday to Battle of the Bulge Soldier Harold Bradley
Today I was reminded of the recent birthday of a veteran from one of my books. Harold Bradley was a farmer from Elmore City, Oklahoma, when he was drafted into the Army. He fought with the 740th Tank Battalion in the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. Bradley survived the war and years... Continue Reading →
Flag Day and WWII
Paul Rider holds an American flag in a Philippine jungle. I love the American flag. I’m a proud American who loves her country’s flag and what it stands for so much that I’m dedicating my 30-year writing career to interviewing American veterans and writing books about what they have done to protect our country and... 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 →
‘Born To Be Soldiers’ Launches!
Women who served in various military branches are featured in the book-- L-R: Coast Guard SPAR, Women's Air Service Pilots (WASP), Army Nurse Corps (ANC). It’s been a busy week with three exciting events! All were to let people know about my new book, Born To Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women of World War II.... Continue Reading →
WWII Female Army Technician Aided Wounded Soldiers
This next story in my weekly series of excerpted stories of veterans from my books is about a young woman who wanted to help sick people but had no funds. The war helped her achieve her dreams of being a nurse. Stories from females who volunteered to join the military are few among my total... Continue Reading →