World War II Stories Shared to Honor Veterans

Each year as Veterans Day approaches, I share “My Father’s War Stories From World War II.”

Written by my 86-year-old father, Ted, the stories first appeared in his self-published 1992 autobiography, Some Events in One Life: Mine!, and offer firsthand accounts based upon his time served as a low-ranking enlisted man in the U.S. Army during World War II.

While my dad recorded these stories as a means to provide his children and future generations a glimpse into one man’s participation in one of history’s most harrowing events, I share them as my way of honoring my fellow veterans, past and present, living and dead.

This year, I’m offering the stories in an easy-to-share PDF format.  You can click here or on the graphic above to download the document 20-page document.  As always, please feel free to share them.

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A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

4 thoughts on “World War II Stories Shared to Honor Veterans

  1. Bob, I’m glad you shared this. This is the side of history our students need to learn, vs this side of revisionist history:

    http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2010/11/us-military-and-its-veterans-constitute.html

    I am concerned this current theory of veterans being referred to as “martyrs to their sacred war” will become standard. Keep the Veterans’ memories alive and celebrate their honor. This current historical revisionism is dangerous.

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