More than 16 million Americans fought in World War II. When those brave veterans of the 'Greatest Generation' returned home, many of them refused to talk about it. Now, in a race against time, one veteran's son took on the mission of making sure their stories are told.
Charley Valera's father Giovanni "Gene" Valera was in the legendary 8th Army Air Force's 93rd Bombardment Group in the European Theater. But Charley didn't know anything about it until a full ten years after his father passed away.
My Father's War: Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers
Furthermore, this book details how men went from citizen to soldier, fighting the good fight, seemingly overnight. They aren't just war stories, they're personal stories from a generation that will soon be gone, enshrined forever.