For Love of Their Country - The stamina and toughness of the "Greatest Generation", was forged by tough times by those who endured both the Depression and World War II, and cannot be over-stated.
This book relates stories as told by citizen soldiers from both the Allies and Axis forces. The author interviewed these men who live or lived in Southern California over a 10-year period from 1995 to 2006. Most of their stories appeared in my columns and features published in the North County Times daily newspaper of Oceanside, California. While most of these old citizen soldiers have left us, the remainder clings to their memories from those horrific years that have defined their lives.
These stories are a small example of the millions who lived and survived both the Depression and World War II. All, to a man, willingly answered their nation's call to arms -- For Love of Their Country.