THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

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2015 ~ June 24

 

What went through the minds of the children of our servicemen after the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941? At least two members of the Prescott AZ chapter of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors who attended their luncheon meeting this month remembered that date in history.  Sirens began wailing, calling the men to duty on the island of Oahu, one of them recalled, even though it was a Sunday. One can only imagine the confusion, the fear, the wait for evacuation.

 

Corrales Writing Group 2014 Anthology

A box of chocolates in words. Variety, the core of an anthology, and they come alive in this volume, offering something for all.

Title: Corrales Writing Group 2014 Anthology
Author: Pat Walkow, Jim Tritten, Jasmine Tritten, Don Reightley, Tom Neiman, Sandi Hoover, & Chris Allen
Category: Anthology
Reviewed by: Bill McDonald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Walkow, Pat
Tritten, Jasmine
Tritten, Jim
Reightley, Don
Neiman, Tom
Hoover, Sandi
Allen, Chris

Corrales Writing Group 2013 Anthology

Anthologies are the "spice of life" filled with stories to make one laugh, cry, and wander down memory lane.

Title: Corrales Writing Group 2013 Anthology
Author: Sandi Hoover, Tom Neiman, Don Reightley, James Tritten, Pat Walkow & Leon Wuskup
Category: Anthology
Reviewed by: Bill McDonald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1492748773

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Hoover, Sandi
Neiman, Tom
Reightley, Don
Tritten, James
Walkow, Pat
Wiskup, Leon

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam

Not  just another Vietnam book! The author makes you part of the story, you will feel as close to combat as one can get without ever being there.

Title: Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam 
 Author: Robert H. Sholly
Category: History
Reviewer: Bill McDonald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Sholly, Robert H.

1776 - 2015

Busnell's Turtle - Covert Shores: The Story of Naval Special Forces Missions and Minisubs

Independence Day brought to mind the world’s first combat submersible. Built in 1776 during the War of Independence, Bushnell’s Turtle submersible was used in an attack on HMS Eagle on September 6th 1776. Being a history buff I cannot bring myself to buy some of the myth surrounding this undoubtedly courageous endeavor; it cannot be described as a success. My skepticism has nothing to do with being a Brit, I promise. But there’s no disputing the Turtle’s place at the start of the line for Submarine and Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV) development.

 

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