World War II had a life-changing effect upon the lives of most everyone who lived through it...and especially those who experienced it firsthand. War Stories from DeLeon is a collection of true-to-life wartime adventures as told by 16 veterans living in and around DeLeon, Texas. Their stories are vivid and full of details that bring the reader new understanding of exactly what happened in those dramatic years of the early 1940s. These wartime tales cover a wide scope of scenes, from before the war's start, to domestic training, overseas war fighting, post-war occupation duty, and finally, a return to civilian life. Read about near-fatal encounters, heroic actions, and ordinary military life on land, in the air, and at sea. Set in locales like Pearl Harbor, domestic training camps, Pacific islands, North Africa, India, and most of Europe, War Stories from DeLeon includes accounts of the Italian invasions, D-Day, bombing attacks, and the Battle of the Bulge-with German death camps and occupation duty in both Germany and atomic-bombed Japan thrown in for good measure. All the armed forces are represented in this fascinating World War II collection, told by the very men who lived through it.