Garrard County in World War II, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

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Images of America: Garrard County in World War II depicts the citizens of a small, rural central Kentucky county who served their nation in war-torn areas worldwide and on the home front. Images courtesy of veterans and their families show the sacrifices made and honor those who served. With photographs of all branches of the armed services, the county's war story is told in representative vignettes at numerous fronts. Through interviews, news accounts, and letters, many veterans' stories of courage, humor, and ...
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Overview


Images of America: Garrard County in World War II depicts the citizens of a small, rural central Kentucky county who served their nation in war-torn areas worldwide and on the home front. Images courtesy of veterans and their families show the sacrifices made and honor those who served. With photographs of all branches of the armed services, the county's war story is told in representative vignettes at numerous fronts. Through interviews, news accounts, and letters, many veterans' stories of courage, humor, and despair come to life. Here at home, patriotic efforts began in 1940 when school children made "bundles for Britain" and continued throughout the war years with residents sacrificing at home to spend every available dime on war bonds. In fact, in 1943, Garrard Countians bought more bonds per capita than citizens in any other Kentucky county. To reward their patriotism and sacrifice, in March 1945, the government commissioned the USS Garrard, an attack transport ship. A member of the crew donated to the county's historical society photos of the ship and his diary. Survivors of the USS Garrard held a reunion here in 2002.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738541983
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Rita Mackin Fox, now of Paint Lick, authored Arcadia's Images of America: Garrard County and has published four years of Paint Lick Reflections, a quarterly magazine about part of Garrard County. She is active in historic preservation and the community. She is the daughter and niece of veterans of World War II and the Korean War.
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