Stories of the Lost

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Imagine sending your son off to war. Will he return unharmed, unchanged, and whole? How long will he be gone? Will the war last forever? Will he return? Standing in front of you at the railroad station is a young man in uniform. He looks so handsome, so strong, and full of life. You hug him tightly before he boards the train. You wave goodbye and he's gone.
Years later your son returns from the war. He arrives not walking off the train, but carried off in a flag draped casket. ...
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Overview

Imagine sending your son off to war. Will he return unharmed, unchanged, and whole? How long will he be gone? Will the war last forever? Will he return? Standing in front of you at the railroad station is a young man in uniform. He looks so handsome, so strong, and full of life. You hug him tightly before he boards the train. You wave goodbye and he's gone.
Years later your son returns from the war. He arrives not walking off the train, but carried off in a flag draped casket. Dead almost four years now and buried in a foreign land, you did not know where he was buried for almost two years after he was killed. Your son is unable to tell his story of war. Who will tell his story?
This book is a collection of stories about my relatives who left by train to fight for our freedom and never returned. Three of the men were brought home after the war ended. One however, still sleeps in that foreign soil. It is also the recognition of the men who cared for them after death. The stories of the lost found through the military record.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497480995
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Holik is a Chicago-based genealogical and military researcher, speaker, and author. Her passion is researching and writing the stories of men and women who served in World War II and Italians in Chicago. She volunteers as the Genealogy Department Manager at Casa Italia in Stone Park where she hosts monthly writing and genealogy programs. Part of her time at Casa Italia is spent working in the Italian American Veterans Museum with the archives and programs. Learn more on her website: http://jenniferholik.com
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