Military Monday – Stories of the Lost Book Series

Michael Kokoska, World War I, 32nd Infantry Division, 127th Infantry, Co. L

 It has been a while since I wrote anything about my military ancestors on my blog. But I have been writing…..books. It has been an interesting journey filled with twists and turns and plenty of emotion. My initial thought was to write three books. Two story books and a guide. Then a couple of weeks ago I visited Ginny, the widow of my Flying Tiger Robert Brouk. I wrote his story and published it in January of 2011. To Soar With The Tigers which is available through my website.

Ginny joined the WAC (Women’s Army Corps) after Robert was killed. She gave me permission a few months ago to write her story. When I visited her a couple of weeks ago I realized not only did I already have part of her story written with a lot of material, but she kept documents and photos and letters from the war. I was able to scan and type and copy those materials and have lengthy conversations with her about her service. Certain things that came up really helped put other things into perspective. Those will be discussed both on the blog and in the book.

So what can you expect from Generations and me in the coming months? Several things.

  1. Very soon you will see a new piece of my Generations business in the form of a new website and service offering. When that is ready I’ll announce it here.
  2. December 2, 2013 I am launching the first two books in my Stories of the Lost series. Stories of the Lost and The Tiger’s Widow. With that launch will also come several Generations Resource Guides to help you tell the stories of your ancestors.
  3. Before May 2014 the last three books will be released in my Stories of the Lost series. These are Stories of the Lost and Found and Stories of the Lost Companion Guide and Stories of the Lost Writing and Storytelling Guide. With that launch will come more Generations Resource Guides and probably a few other surprises.

Want to stay updated and learn new ways to research the stories of your military ancestors now? Join one or both of my new FaceBook groups. Military Research and Storytelling and Women During World War II.

 Stay tuned! Exciting things are on the horizon!

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