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Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates
Meet activist Alton Yates, an Air Force veteran who dedicated his life to propelling America forward—from space travel to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond—in this inspiring nonfiction picture book.
D-Day Survivor: An Autobiography
Eyewitness on Omaha Beach: A story about D-Day, June 6, 1944
It was now 6:30 a.m. We saw and heard the frightening sounds of rockets being fired at the beach. This was from a barge on our port side…Some of my buddies from Company A were directly in front of us. They were getting ready to land. I was about to face death….
Gasoline to Patton
After the breakoutfrom the Normandy hedgerows in late July 1944, Allied groundforces advanced so swiftly across France and Belgium that they soon were outrunning their supply lines. Materiel ofall kinds grew scarce, but no commodity was more coveted than gasoline.
At the end of August, George Patton’s Third Army, …
Girlz Run the World in Pearls: Unveiling The Mask To Reveal Our Pearls
He Rode Up Front for Patton
As a young tank battalion commander in World War II, Brigadier General Irzyk witnessed the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of a concentration camp and encounters with General George Patton. The author’s vivid descriptions and somber insights paint a striking portrait of life on the European front.
John Schmidt Vietnam War Stories: Military Assistance Command
This is a description of Chief Master Sergeant John Schmidt (Retired) one year tour of duty during the Vietnam War 1967 to 1968. John is a member of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
David Lee Rose (Editor, Illustrator)
Patton's Juggernaut: The Rolling 8-Ball 8th Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division
This is the biography, not of an individual but of a small military unit. The life span of this unit was extremely brief – less than three years. It began on September 10th, 1943 and ended on May 15th, 1946, when it ceased to exist.
Laudonniere & Fort Caroline: History and Documents
This classic historical resource remains the most complete work on the establishment of Fort Caroline, which heralded the start of permanent settlement by Europeans in North America. America’s history was shaped in part by the clash of cultures that took place in the southeastern United States in the 1560s. Indians, French, and Spaniards vied to profit from European attempts to colonize the land Juan Ponce de Leon had named La Florida.
Economic Development 101: The Basics for Board Members, Committee Chairs and Other Volunteer Leaders
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 101 is a comprehensive handbook covering the basics of economic development that all community leaders who serve in volunteer positions such as board member, committee chair, task force leaders, etc. should know about economic development at the local level.
A Quest for Glory: Major General Robert Howe and the American Revolution
Born into a wealthy and prominent Cape Fear River plantation family, Howe became a militia officer, justice of the peace, and legislator. In 1775 he was appointed colonel of the Second North Carolina Regiment and became commanding general of the Southern Department and the highest ranking officer in the states south of Virginia.
We Didn’t Fight for Socialism: America’s Veterans Speak Up
Tank-Attack Helicopter in the European Mid-Intensity Conflict Environment: An Operational Effectiveness Analysis of Competitiveness/Compatibility
The problem undertaken in this thesis is to determine whether or not the main battle tank or attack helicopter is competitive or compatible anti-armor weapons systems in a European mid-intensity conflict environment.
Post 8195: Black Vietnam Soldiers Tell Their Stories
VFW Post 8195 in West Park, Florida, through the Stone of Hope Program, organized services and programs to help Vietnam and other military veterans and their families who had special needs. “The Vietnam War was physically, spiritually and emotionally exhausting for us,” says post commander Bobby White.
Twelve on the River St. Johns
River St. John’s in North Florida, By U.S. Congressman Charles E. Bennett. 1989, Perfect condition, 166 pages, 5 3/4 By 8 3/4″ In this biography of the River St. Johns, Bennett tells the stories of the people who live on its banks, and gives the river’s natural beauty a series of distinctive human faces.
When Courtship Goes Wrong: Behind the Scenes of Dating in Ministry
Courtship, a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other, under the protection, guidance, and blessing of parents or mentors. The couple concentrates on developing a deep friendship that could lead to marriage.
Random Thoughts From The Heart: A Collection
Our Father is a very personal and intimate Father and He is concerned about everything that concerns us. Random Thoughts From The Heart: A Collection is a dialogue of the Father talking to me and I am talking to the Father. During these intimate conversations I learned that God is a right now God that can handle issues we consider unpretty, unacceptable or rather…
Some Wounds Don't Bleed: A War Veteran's PTSD Journey
This book is a collection of original poetry from a Vietnam War veteran suffering with PTSD. The author utilized his poetry and other writing as a means of coping for his PTSD condition.Also you will find in this book, a paper that the author co-wrote about his PTSD for a professional psychology journal.
Vietnam War Medal of Honor
In 2008, I volunteered as a guide in the National Medal of Honor Museum. I very quickly realized that most visitors to the museum, left the museum without learning what these brave warriors did to earn the Medal of Honor. A missing piece that I thought was very important. I resolved then the fix that.
Veterans' Lament: Is This the America Our Heroes Fought For?
Based on interviews of military veterans by the authors, this book explains why so many of our American military heroes—those willing to put their lives on the line to protect the United States—now question if our nation is still the country they fought for.
A Warrior's Quilt of Personal Military History
A Warrior’s Quilt of Personal Military History isn’t your typical history book. Brigadier General Albin F. Irzyk, USA (Ret.) writes as a participant of history in action, vividly delivering personal accounts of some of the most significant, often overlooked events in military history.
Releasing the Pain
It is the desire of all to be mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy. Many times we are unable to achieve and maintain that balance because of things that happened early in life.Releasing the Pain is one woman’s story of how extensive damage can be when the unspeakable happens. It is also a story of overcoming effects of those ‘unspeakable’ acts and living a life free of guilt, condemnation, and shame that plagues those who have been victims of unspeakable acts.
Still Serving: Meet the Members of the Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame
There are about 1.3 million veterans living in the State of Florida. There are only 131 veterans inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. This is a very elite group. These military warriors have medals and awards from their military service, but the Veterans Hall of Fame is about what the veteran accomplished following military service for their community, city, county and the State of Florida. It’s about giving back and continuing to serve.
David L. Rose (Author), Gill Ruderman (Editor), David Rose (Editor, Illustrator, Photographer, Introduction), Bruce Host (Foreword)
War Veteran Interview Series: Bruce J, Host - Vietnam War Veteran
Colonel Bruce J. Host USAF (Retired) is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society. One of the projects of The Society is to video interview its members to be included into the Library of Congress Veteran History Program. Additionally, The Society will transcribe the video audio into text and then create a booklet for the member, families and the general public.
Written by David L. Rose (Author), Colonel Bruce J. Host (Author), Joe Galloway (Narrator)
War Veteran Interview Series: David L. Rose - Combat Trauma Medic
The State of Florida established the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2011 to recognize and honor those military veterans who, through their works and lives during and after military service, have made a significant contribution to the State of Florida, their city, town and community through civic, business, public service and other worthy pursuits.
Joseph L. Galloway (Narrator)
War Veteran Interview Series: Jim Campbell - Vietnam War Veteran
Jim Campbell was drafted into the military as a teenager. He served in the Vietnam War as a conscientious objector combat medic, was wounded three times and was awarded three Purple Hearts. Please do not miss his personal account of his amazing wartime experiences. Jim was interviewed on camera to be inducted into the archives of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. This book is a transcript of his video interview, so the book is formatted as an interview.
by Jim Campbell (Author), David L. Rose (Author, Foreword), Jan Campbell (Editor), Joseph L. Galloway (Narrator)
War Veteran Interview Series: Suzonne Murrell - Gold Star Spouse
The War Veteran Interview Series is a series of books sponsored by the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society in cooperation with Eagles Wing Publishing and David Rose. This is series #3 featuring Gold Star Spouse Suzonne Murrell. Suzonne is not a member of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society, however she is the recipient of the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Gold Star Spouse certificate from the US Department that was presented to her by the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society.
By David L. Rose (Author), Suzonne Murrell (Author), Joseph L. Galloway (Narrator)
Red Beach Pipeline: A Gold Star Daughter and a Vietnam War Veteran find each other after 50 years of searching. (War Veteran Interview Series)
This book is written in an interview format from two separate video War Veteran Interviews with the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society. Wendi was five years old when her father, Sergeant Hutchison, was killed in action during the Vietnam War.
by David L. Rose (Author, Contributor), Wendi Bollero (Author), Edward Kelley (Author), Joseph L. Galloway (Narrator)
Florida's French Revolution, 1793-1795
Two hundred years ago in Florida, the valleys of the St. Marys and the St. Johns seethed with intrigue as a band of settlers audaciously conspired to overthrow the Spanish colonial government. Long a specialist in Florida history, Congressman Charles E. Bennett in this book traces France’s attempt to gain control of Florida in 1793-95 by supporting this abortive rebellion.