Did you grow up hearing “war stories” from your father or grandfather? Are you a history buff and can’t get enough of WWII? Memorial Road offers a different perspective on the war from the experiences of a true ground soldier. Most WWII books are written or told by Colonials or Generals, high ranking officers. John C Estes was a young, hardworking family man, practical joker, and volunteer from the state of Tennessee who gave up his deferment status and joined the Army to help his President. In doing so, he trained as a combat engineer and received Army Ranger training. He moved to the front line on Day-D, June 6, 1944, in Normandy and kept his feet on the ground touring Europe through occupation until December 9, 1945. He said he became a foreign soil expert because he dug so many fox holes. He and a buddy robbed a Nazi owned bank and after the war he used the money during occupation to rebuild a war devastated German town. He survived numerous deadly situations but suffered only a scratch and a small case of scabies and returned home penniless. This is not a technical book; instead it’s about the human side of this most hideous time in history.
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About the Author
Ginger has three children and six grandchildren and is a retired CPA and small business owner. She lives in Cumming, Georgia and owns small businesses located in Canton, Cartersville and Alpharetta, Georgia. She is a member of Johnsons Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. Her hobbies are reading, writing, quilting and playing tennis.