World War II Seaman Faced Death Three Times in the Pacific

Upon being drafted into the U.S. Navy on August 5, 1943, Gareth Wiedekehr of Berne, Indiana, attended boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. He received training for Morse code at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated as a Radioman 3rd class, equivalent to a sergeant in the Army. At Naval Station... Continue Reading →

‘A Lot of Misery’; Soldiers Recall Christmas during WWII

As Christmas approaches, I have pulled memories related to me by vets and included in my books. During World War II, troops stationed overseas were often unable to observe Christmas celebrations. In fact, in December 1944 troops were engaged in one of the bloodiest battles of the war -- Battle of the Bulge. George Buhler... 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 →

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