Forgotten Heroes of World War II: Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers Land, Sea and Air

Forgotten Heroes of World War II: Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers Land, Sea and Air

A US Navy corpsman gives a drink of water to an injured Marine, during the Battle of Guam, August 1944. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

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Forgotten Heroes Reviews   MWSA Dispatches Magazine Winter 2017

   

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Forgotten Heroes of World War II: Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers Land, Sea and AirTom Simmons – GOLD

Military Writers Society of American Gold Medal winner 2016

Thomas E. Simmons, Harry Bell, Jerry O’Keefe and Oscar RussellSimmons Bell O'Keefe Russell

 

Forgotten heroes, they truly are. Men of honor, integrity, and perseverance, love of God, country, and family who fought on many fronts and survived to tell their stories – stories of horrors seen which live on forever in their minds and hearts. These veterans are slowly “crossing to the other side” to be greeted by those who have long been there – welcomed with open arms. Men and women you share combat and service time with, you never forget, especially those you see take their last breath. These are the personal accounts that will live with you till the end of time.

Harry Bell – “Present and Accounted For” story # 9

  

Soldier on guard at the Battle of the Bulge. Mortar gunner Harry Bell was officially listed as missing in action until May 1945. Just weeks after the survivors of Stalag 1XB were liberated, Germany surrendered. After a lengthy stay in an army hospital, Harry was sent home.

  

FILE – In this Jan/ 1945 file photo, American soldiers check for identification on the bodies of dead U.S. troops shot by the Germans near Malmedy, Belgium during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge.

Oscar L. Russell, Navy Gunners Mate second class, (GM2c) – “The Amphib Sailor” story #7

 

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LCT(A) 2273 Firing Tanks D-Day Normandy, France, Omaha Beach —

LCT[A] 2445 beached  

Jerry O’Keefe – “A Long Way to Okinawa” story # 15

 

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Jeremiah Joseph “Jerry” O’Keefe III was an American World War II veteran and decorated fighter pilot ace. In addition, he served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and was the mayor of Biloxi, Mississippi from 1973 to 1981. Wikipedia
Born: July 12, 1923, Ocean Springs, MS
Died: August 23, 2016, Biloxi, MS
On Okinawa in April 1945: Maj Axtell, CMC Vandegrift, MajGen Mulcahy, Maj Dorroh, and Lt O'Keefe (left to right)
On Okinawa in April 1945: Maj Axtell, CMC Vandegrift, MajGen Mulcahy, Maj Dorroh, and Lt O’Keefe (left to right)

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Bust of Jerry O’Keefe in the Gulport, Mississippi Airport

Grounds of Ohr-O'keefe Museums of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Grounds of Ohr-O’Keefe Museums of Art, Biloxi

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