- File Size: 3231 KB
- Print Length: 172 pages
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- Publisher: Pembroke Sinclair; 1 edition (December 25, 2016)
- Publication Date: December 25, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MS18GZ6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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A Rancher and a Warrior: The Life of Dale Robinson in Wyoming and WWII Kindle Edition
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What I really loved about this story is that it rang so true and authentic. This man received three medals during his service and also suffered from PTSD for most of his life. His service was not unusual for men of that era. I have a neighbor who told me, he never talks about his service in WWII because it brings up too many painful memories. So when Mrs. Robinson says the Dale Robinson didn't like to talk about the time he spent in the war, I believe him. As Sherman said, "War is Hell."
The pictures in the book make it come alive and we can see the area, the people and the times they lived so clearly. Coming home, after a horrendous war in which he was involved in D-day and the Battle of the Bulge, we see Dale try and get his life back by doing what he always wanted to do, be a rancher.
I found the section about his fear of Veteran's Affairs doctors poignant and when finally he gets an understanding doctor who doesn't continually ask him about his service but instead asks him about his life now, how that finally allows him to find some solace of healing.
His family is proud of him, the nation is proud of Mr. Dale Robinson's service, but he himself has and probably always will feel that it is not something he wants to dwell on. I can understand that and I salute him.
If you are interested in what it was truly like being a soldier during WWII and what coming home was like for these men, I believe you will be as engrossed in this biography as I was. There is a Heritage Museum in the town Mr. Robinson lived in with all of the pictures in this book displayed too. I highly recommend this book for history lovers.
I was asked to read this book and give it an unbiased review by the publisher.