Thirty-three years after her dad’s death, author Liz Gilmore Williams delves into his letters and photos from World War II, seeking to solve a mystery: What caused his terrifying rages? She’d never considered his surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The letters lead her to uncover a spellbinding look at Hawaii’s transformation from island paradise to war zone, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and his combat duty on other Pacific battlefields. Amid her quest, Liz stumbles upon a shocking secret that the letters also imply: Her father had waged two wars―one of them with himself.
As we observe the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars (Burkwood Media) offers an account of the war in the Pacific from the viewpoint of a signalman with the 7th Army Air Force. For more information or to order, go to http://www.noordinarysoldier.com/