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 was once should you stopped listening to them simply because while the sound stopped you knew they have been coming down . . . .” — LB.
“ . . . i used to be floating down, parachute open. I don’t keep in mind beginning the chute. The Lord was once there and observed that that occurred . . . As i used to be floating down, I observed items of the airplane floating down round me like leaves . . . .” — H.B.
“They marched us via Manila to make a major express for the advantage of the Filipinos. They took us to Bilibid felony . . . throughout the 3 weeks i used to be there we have been fed no nutrients other than rice, which was once cooked in large iron pots . . . two times an afternoon we every one bought one-half of a canteen of rice.” – R.C.
“The Colonel informed me, ‘If you choose me, I warrantly you'll be First Sergeant by the point we get to Washington’. I acknowledged, ‘Colonel, I wouldn’t opt for you for those who informed me i might be a Colonel after we acquired there. I’m going again to domestic to Georgia’.” — .H.O.
These are the tales of the boys and girls of worldwide struggle II. every body introduced precise standpoint to our assortment. a few enlisted within the army provider ahead of completing highschool. Others got here after collage. a couple of rose in the course of the ranks to take their position one of the commanding officials. often, notwithstanding, they got here to do a role, they did it, and went again domestic because the had come — quietly and humbly. Their reviews have been as diversified as their backgrounds.
We wish that the tales will encourage our readers to assert because of a iteration that gave lots 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