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World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans Paperback – Unabridged, 2014
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Kayleen Reusser has interviewed more than 100 World War II vets. In her first compilation of published stories, she has gathered 28 accounts of experiences with D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Remagen, Okinawa, Iwo Jima and more. Written for non-military readers, these stories will explain in the words of the vets the sacrifices made by our nation’s oldest veterans. This compilation is part of an effort the author is making to preserve a significant part of our national heritage.
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Top Customer Reviews
Kayleen continues with the project, interviewing every veteran she can. I hope another volume will result.
The stories of the women, serving in or for the Armed Forces in this book are special eye openers.
A Great Read!
Each story includes a current photo of the vet plus additional photos of medals, earlier portraits, and/or war time pictures and artifacts. It is often difficult to get war veterans to discuss those combat days, like my father, but this book reveals their memories. Some just in time, as a few of those veterans of this World War II Legacies book have already passed. Their stories, while individual, represent what many others would have experienced. A must nonfiction book for any War book collection.
I also strongly recommend gifting this book to a living WWII veteran. They will be able to relate to most stories. I have noticed when these soldiers are together, they turn very verbal about sharing experiences with one another. This book may be a good way to get your own relative/friend to share his/her history of those 1940s war years.
It would be fine if more and more WW2 vets would share their experience with Kayleen Reusser (by email, phone, or live) allowing her to preserve more of the common soldier’s war front picture.
Well done, as expected from a seasoned newspaper feature writer and author of several books. And Reusser is from a military vet family, so she knows the drill. A flag-waver? You bet, and proud of it.