‘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 →

WWII Vets Enjoy Book Launch

“Spectacular!” That’s how Lucille Clarke, 98-year-old Navy WAC (pictured above) who served as a secretary during World War II, described her experience at my book launch on Nov 3 at Allen County Public Library which hosted the event. Lucille is one of 34 World War II veterans whose stories are told in my book, We... Continue Reading →

Ways to Thank American Veterans for Their Service

On this special Veteran’s Day, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI on November 11, 1918, we have the opportunity to show thanks to those who have served our country in the military. While a verbal affirmation is always appreciated by the veterans, I encourage you to take it one step... Continue Reading →

What to do with WWII vet afraid to fly? Take him on an Honor Flight!

When Cal Schultz, the World War II veteran whom I had interviewed for a story in the News-Sentinel and whom I was trying to convince to go on an Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, admitted he was afraid to fly, I was stymied-- almost. He and his wife had taken many aerial trips. He had... Continue Reading →

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