Limited Duty is a uniquely compelling memoir of my father's life leading up to and through WWII. His personal triumph of overcoming a severe physical disability as a child, to eventually changing others perception of him and his handicap, and proving himself worthy of serving his country. As a soldier from the north he witnessed first hand the racial tension between the whites and those blacks he befriended. His surviving a botched appendectomy, operating a lucrative gambling enterprise on base, dancing with Judy Garland at the Hollywood Canteen, experiencing the initial test of the atomic bomb to his discharge from the military in January 1946. These are just some of the historical events that provided a fascinating, and often times humorous look into his military career of a stateside soldier.
Limited Duty was selected for inclusion by both the National WWII Museum and Texas Historical Commission to be used as research material available for staff, visitors, and researchers to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the American experience during World War II.
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About the Author
Tadeous Furlepa is a first time author with a passion for World War II history. His journey into writing started when he decided to chronicle his father’s World War II experiences as a soldier who was given the designation, “1B” Limited Duty. What started out as a personal desire to learn about his father’s military service, eventually lead him to write his father’s biography. His intent is for the reader to find his father’s life story as inspirational, humorous, and as genuine as the man who lived it, his father. In his spare time he and his wife enjoy traveling to historic venues.