About the Author
Tom Kindre, a retired public relations executive, is a 1942 graduate of Rutgers University and a World War II veteran. Following his 50th class reunion, he conceived the idea of an oral history of the war based on interviews of Rutgers alumni and led his classmates in a drive to launch the project, which has grown into the world-renowned Rutgers Oral History Archives. He is president of the Rutgers Living History Society and an officer in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. His previous book, Jeanie Johnston: A Voyage Against All Odds, recounts his adventure as a crew member on the transatlantic maiden voyage of the republican Irish famine ship Jeanie Johnston.