Links are provided for articles about Daughters of D-Day and Carol’s book, The Hidden Legacy of World War II Daughters of D-Day http://www.daughtersofd-day.com/BCTimesarticle.htm http://www.daughtersofd-day.com/NETimes.htm Carol – The Hidden Legacy of World War...Read More
My interview on Voice of Warriors radio on 3/6/12 Listen to internet radio with voiceofwarriors on Blog Talk...Read More
Review of Hidden Legacy of WWII by Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of We Were One, Give Me Tomorrow and many other books.
"Your father was one of the earlier WWII veterans from the 82nd Airborne Division that I interviewed. For me, it was far more than an interview; your father became a close friend. His war was a "hidden war," with feelings and emotions that were bottled up inside. Your book brilliantly captures this war within and the invisible scars that so many WWII veterans carried, as do the veterans of today’s modern wars. Jaw-dropping in its candor, The Hidden Legacy of WWII expresses the internal struggles of WWII veterans like no other book I’ve ever read....Read More
From Cornelius Ryan’s The Longest Day, 1959 First Edition – In San Francisco, Mrs. Lucille M. Schultz, a nurse at the Veterans Hospital at Fort Miley, was on night duty when the announcement was made. She wanted to stay by the radio in the hope that the 82nd Airborne would be mentioned; she suspected the division was in the assault. But she was also afraid the radio might excite her cardiac patient, a World War I veteran. He wanted to listen to the reports. "I wish I was there," he said. "You’ve had your war," said Nurse Schultz as she turned off the...Read More
Late January 1945, the 82nd was back in battle. Early in February 1945, the division arrived at a scene my father described as resembling Dante’s Inferno – the Huertgen Forest, in the Ardennes along the Belgian-German border. In those dark woods which resembled dark fairy tale scenes of Hansel and Gretel, catastrophic losses had befallen the American Army in November 1944. As dad and his fellow troopers marched through the killing field, the snow was slowly melting and the “Bloody Huertgen” was giving up its dead. Body parts were sticking through the thawing snow – a head,...Read More
Excerpt from The Hidden Legacy of World War II – Chapter Five – Lost Child The Hidden Legacy of World War II Chapter 5 LOST CHILD "Over time I realized that my father was not alone in his defeat. There were many other vets like him, emotionally scarred by the “Good War”, who failed to live up to the impossible standards set for men of their era. I was lucky, in fact, to be Dad’s confidant. Most loved ones were kept in the dark. World War II vets are notoriously closemouthed, the stoic product of the Great Depression and wartime when ideals of honor, courage,...Read More