By ed. Ruth Wagner Miller
“The Germans fired these V-1 bombs from a launching pad in France . . . It wasn’t as frightening listening to the bombs because it used to be in the event you stopped listening to them simply because whilst the sound stopped you knew they have been coming down . . . .” — LB.
“ . . . i used to be floating down, parachute open. I don’t remember establishing the chute. The Lord used to be there and observed that that occurred . . . As i used to be floating down, I observed items of the aircraft floating down round me like leaves . . . .” — H.B.
“They marched us via Manila to make a huge express for the advantage of the Filipinos. They took us to Bilibid felony . . . through the 3 weeks i used to be there we have been fed no nutrition other than rice, which was once cooked in enormous iron pots . . . two times an afternoon we every one acquired one-half of a canteen of rice.” – R.C.
“The Colonel instructed me, ‘If you elect me, I warrantly you'll be First Sergeant by the point we get to Washington’. I stated, ‘Colonel, I wouldn’t elect you for those who advised me i might be a Colonel after we obtained there. I’m going again to domestic to Georgia’.” — .H.O.
These are the tales of the lads and girls of worldwide struggle II. every body introduced designated standpoint to our assortment. a few enlisted within the army carrier sooner than completing highschool. Others got here after university. a number of rose during the ranks to take their position one of the commanding officials. regularly, even though, they got here to do a role, they did it, and went again domestic because the had come — quietly and humbly. Their stories have been as diversified as their backgrounds.
We desire that the tales will motivate our readers to claim because of a iteration that gave quite a bit within the reason for freedom.
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A Fellowship of Defenders:The World War II Veterans, First Baptist Church, Marietta Georgia by ed. Ruth Wagner Miller