Throughout the last five years I have focused my life and work on learning how to research and write the stories of World War II, so I could provide education to others who wish to do the same, my work has taken the road never traveled. I created the only books on the market to teach the basics of research, even when the records burned. I’m teaching programs (seven in total now) in the U.S. and Europe to help people learn where the information can be found and how to analyze it and write about it. I help clients learn the stories of their family members and answer questions which bring healing and closure.
In August of this year I launched a program, Honoring World War II Service Together, to help bridge the gap between American and European researchers to help preserve more stories of war before they are forgotten. Expanded information about this program will be featured in two national publications in the spring of 2017. I am also bringing the spiritual and healing side of life and war together with this research and education. If you have followed me the last year, you know this is an important part of who I am and what I contribute to the world.
Missing family lines.
Individuals, families, and communities devastated.
Experiences and lessons not shared.
A loss of connection.
Pain and a lack of resolution and healing.
As the focus of the work I do is now shifting due to the changing culture surrounding WWII research in the U.S. and Europe, I’m changing course and creating another road never traveled. Part of the mission of this work is to help others tell their stories of war. Whether you are a family member, grave adopter, tour guide, researcher, or anyone else interested in the stories of war, I invite you to tell your stories.
For a limited time, I am taking guest post submission for the World War II Research and Writing Center. To have your story considered for publication on the website, it must contain the following:
- The story of your soldier you wish to share written in English.
- Details about his service and life. Please add a section at the end of the story telling our readers what sources you used to tell the story (IDPF, OMPF, newspaper articles, family members, letters, Morning Reports, Mission Reports, War Diaries, photos, etc.)
- Why are you interested in this soldier’s story? Are you a family member, grave adopter, re-enactor, etc.? Please explain why sharing this story is important to you.
- How did the research you did, and writing of the story, affect you or change your life? How did it change your view of the war?
- If you are a grave adopter, were you able to connect with this soldier’s family? How did that experience help you and the family learn about the soldier, the war, and answer questions that may have been buried for years?
- What questions do you still have or what information are you seeking?
- How can people contact you if they would like to learn more or share information with you? Please include your email, website, or Facebook page if you have one so people can contact you directly.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject STORIES OF WAR SUBMISSION by 4 December 2016 – please put the story in the body of the email. No attachments.
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