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Friend Grief and the Military: Band of Friends, Victoria Noe

Civilization & Culture, Grief & Hardship, Health & Well Being, Military & War History, Self-Help & Motivational

“They were killing my friends.” That was how Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy justified his heroic actions in World War II. As long as there have been wars, men and women in the military have watched their friends die. Experts warn that delaying our grief will complicate our lives. But what about those who … Read more

Faith Steps for Military Families, Lisa Nixon Phillips

Christian Living & Devotional, Military & War History, Religion & Spirtuality, Self-Help & Motivational

There is much preparation made in advance of an upcoming deployment, but sadly spiritual readiness rarely makes it on the check-off list. The military community agrees that war inflicts injuries to the souls of our service members, but faith is the glue that makes a difference in coping with adversity or when living under difficult … Read more

Answering the Call, Stephen L. Wilson

History, Memoir & Biography, Military & War History

Answering the Call describes Allen Wilson’s World War II service. The book chronicles his college years in ROTC, his stateside assignments before “shipping out” to Algeria, his experiences in combat as a platoon leader and forward observer in Italy, and his post-war duties as a member of the American occupation forces in Austria.  His wife Barbara’s … Read more

Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II, Jan Krulick-Belin

History, Memoir & Biography, Military & War History

Long before she became a museum curator, Jan Krulick-Belin curated memories… photographs, and mementos of her father, who died in 1960 when she was just six. Her mother rarely spoke about him again, until a year before her own death in 2002, when she gave Jan a box of nearly one hundred love letters he … Read more

Advising Chiang’s Army, Stephen L. Wilson

Civilization & Culture, History, Memoir & Biography, Military & War History

Phil Saunders was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army in 1942. After receiving further training at Fort Benning and serving as a training officer at Camp Wheeler, he was assigned as a combat liaison officer with Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalist army in China. He arrived in the China-Burma-India theater in the fall of 1943 and soon … Read more

No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor, GySgt L. Christian Bussler

History, Memoir & Biography, Military & War History

An autobiographical account of one US Marine Reservists tours as a Mortuary Affairs Marine. His story begins in 2002 as an everyday postal letter carrier in Springfield, Ohio when he gets the call to muster. In the next three years, his life is thrust onto the world stage as an active participant in combat. His … Read more

World War II Plus Seventy Five – The Road to War, David H. Lippman

History, Military & War History

The first volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, based on my now-defunct award-winning web page, “World War II Plus 55,” this series will have all-new material, offering readers a day-by-day history of humanity’s greatest conflict, as seen from the top and bottom, following people, nations, commands, and campaigns across the globe. This … Read more