From the perspectives of those who lived it and the families who listened to their stories—this book takes you from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, from D-Day to Crossing the Rhine, and more. It highlights the diversity of those who served, the hardships they faced, and some exciting discoveries long buried in archives. It contains more than 160 stories of courage under fire, fateful coincidences, and resistance to the forces of domination and cruelty.
Packed with war-time romances and humorous events in the day-to-day lives of soldiers and sailors, this big, beautiful book (384 pages) also brings to life the women and men on the home front who worked heroically and stoically to support the war effort. With hundreds of colorful photos and illustrations, this page-turner will appeal to veterans, their descendants, and history buffs. It will appeal to all ages, from middle-schoolers to the Greatest Generation.
History is alive.
“Were it not for the Miller Family, these stories would not have seen the light of day.” -Eugene A. Peloquin, Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
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After reading the Miller Family’s first volume OF SOLDIERS’ STORIES, I was excited to receive Volume # 2. I was not disappointed.
Not only was I, as usual, proud to see 4 pages of my own Father’s stories in print, but even discovered another member of the 11th Airborne Division represented among the other memoirs.
Most of my readers tell me that they find the personal stories and letters from my father and other veterans to be their favorite posts. In this book, readers are privileged to have over 300 pages of such tales.
The many photographs give you a personal perspective, both humorous and educational, of a time that dramatically altered the entire world. Men and women alike are included in this well constructed journal for the generation we are so quickly losing.
Every branch of service, in each theater of operation, is represented along with the invaluable contributions of the home front military, women, civilians and our British Allies.
Modern day honoring of those buried in foreign lands and innumerable photos of the people who fought for us and the treasures they left behind. Even fellow blogger and author, Joy Neal Kidney, has the Wilson Family included.
You can hear in their words the eagerness to serve their country, their laughter and the camaraderie of close unit ties. You might even feel their pain.
Inspired by the Miller Family’s, SSgt. Myron Miller, of the 83rd Infantry, I can unquestionably recommend both Volume # 1 and # 2 of SOLDIERS’ STORIES!