The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw has been on my book list for sometime now. My only regret is not reading it sooner. I would of enjoyed discussing the World War II years with my late father.
I learned so much about the strength and trust the women of that time had. They trust their husbands to come home safely and ran the family with the strength of ten men.
My father J.C. Reel Jr. was in the Navy in 1942 but only served a year and was medically discharged. He was deaf in one ear which he hid very well for awhile.
Daddy was so disappointed not to be able to stay in the Navy. “I worked on the engines and kept those planes flying.” He was also a pilot and talked about flying often to me as a young adult.
I encourage anyone who enjoys history, or has anyone with military roots to read this book.
It left me with a deep admiration for what this generation went through from the women left on the home front to the men on the front line. The Greatest Generation is broken down into several stories about different individuals. From famous folks like Julia Child to senators and others of historic importance.
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