Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941

This is the first of a four-part series about Pearl Harbor and the impact the bombing had on the lives of some of my family and other residents of Lincoln, Kansas, my home town. Learning about ... READ MORE

Veterans Day – 2014

Ever since my return from Normandy, France, earlier this year, seeing the 8,000+ graves at the American Cemetery and walking on Omaha Beach, I’ve been haunted by the thought of loss associated ... READ MORE

D-Day, 2014

The Decision One of my first tasks, before I started working on my book, Ila’s War, was to obtain a copy of Ila’s military records from the National Archives. But once I had her ... READ MORE

WWI and WWII – anniversaries

Anniversaries for WWI and WWII 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of World War II  – two of the most momentous and ... READ MORE

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