Rebecca Jones shares with us her new book: My Father's Fight of Honor - From the diary of William G. Griffin, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the years 1943 to 1946.
"My father, William (Bill) Glenn Griffin, served in the United States Army in World War II. Growing up he kept photographs, medals, pins, and other memorabilia in a cedar chest in my parents' bedroom. I asked him several times about it, but he would never say much about the war. He would mention England, Germany, Belgium, Philippines or Scotland - the land and the peoples, but not anything about the actual war. Imagine my surprise when I was cleaning out the house after both of my parents' death when I found tucked away in a white pillowcase a diary. I sat on the floor and began to read of a scared young man going into the Army in 1943 and continued walking with him through the days, weeks, months and years to 1946 when the war ended and the soldiers all came home.
The diary is 68 years old and is falling apart. I first started typing the diary to preserve my family’s history since the diary is disintegrating and we will no longer have such a treasure. Once I began, I knew I had to put this in a book to share with others. This book contains the actual diary of my father who enlisted into World War II in 1943 and continued to 1946 when he returned home. It is a day to day 'journey' from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Europe, to the Pacific and back again. He mentions lots of names of other soldiers. My hope is that this book will offer some insight and history to other families who were not as fortunate as we of having a living history book."
You can purchase this book from Amazon
- Paperback: 158 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (June 22, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN #: 978-1463548278
- Price: $14.95
Visit Rebecca Jones' Book Publishing and Writing blog at: www.rgjbooks.blogspot.com