Letters from Uncle Dave: The 73-year Journey to Find a Missing-In-Action World War II Paratrooper Kindle Edition
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This is a masterful weave of military history, family history, and insights into the means whereby we try to recover or identify our fallen. It was informative and poignant all at the same time...It would be a great thing if each of our veterans could be so appropriately memorialized! - Brigadier General John S. Brown (retired), former Historian of the Army
Phil Rosenkrantz in "Letters From Uncle Dave" could not have written this WW II story any sooner, because it just recently ended. You must read this book. It is so much more than the title suggests. My cousin, S/Sgt Ross Carter, served in a sister company of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne with "Uncle Dave", and honored their sacrifices in "Those Devils In Baggy Pants" published in 1951. It was binary. There were those heroes who didn't make it. There were those who were "refugees from the law of averages" who did and came home. There was another group of heroes: Missing In Action. "Letters From Uncle Dave" is the story of one MIA who floated through time, bereft of a final resting place, and the journey of his family. Great job...I feel like Uncle Dave is my uncle, too. You have done a fabulous job blending all the parts of his life and the parts after his life ended to ensure that he will never be forgotten. In the Navy, we say Bravo Zulu or Well Done. - David Ross Fraley (cousin to author Ross Carter "Those Devils in Baggy Pants" about the 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment)
What an amazing journey and wonderful story on so many levels! I cannot commend you enough on your perseverance to find out about your uncle's story, to discover his remains, and to bring closure for you and your family...Hopefully, your book will be an inspiration to others who wish to discover their veteran's story. - Bravo! Steve Snyder, author of the award-winning book, Shot Down
Rosey is someone you know, an "average Joe", who was drafted into the Army to defend his country. You will read his letters to his family and marvel how he endured the hell of war. The only hint of dissatisfaction is his recommendation to his family to join the Navy. At the end of the book you will mourn the loss of your new friend and rejoice that SSG David Rosenkrantz was returned home to his family. - Stanley G Phernambucq COL (R) US Army--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- Publication Date : September 21, 2020
- File Size : 13433 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 350 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B08JQPC5N7
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #64,292 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The WW2 history is fascinating and the puzzle pieces of Uncle Dave’s story as they came together makes this a must read for many.
For those who have lost loved ones,
For those who long for closure to a loved ones life story,
For those who would be encouraged by the account of love, loyalty and self sacrifice...
I highly recommend.
All in all, this book was one of the most well-researched and well-written books of this genre. I applaud the author for his excellent work and encourage you to give this book a read. I'm certainly glad I did and plan to read it a few more times in the future.
So sad, a young man, full of life and promise, cut down in his prime.
But now his story is told, a wonderful legacy.
Top reviews from other countries
The book is very well written and tells the journey to find and bring home the body of David after 73 years. It is inspiring to read about those who helped and the lasting friendships that have resulted from the search and repatriation.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who care about their family.