Posts Tagged With: Stories of the Lost

Follow Friday – Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Last night I attended another program, The Big Red One on D-Day, at Pritzker Military Museum and Library. The program ran longer than most which was fantastic. There was so much incredible information shared by Joseph Balkoski, John McManus, Steven Zaloga, and Paul Herbert that to cut the program to one hour would not have […]

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Stories of the Lost Book Update

As 2013 ended and 2014 rolled around I really began looking closely at my book, Stories of the Lost, which I had planned to publish by now. That did not happen. The final story in the book, about James Privoznik, who died on January 11, 1945, has taken on a life of its own. When […]

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Military Monday – Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day and we honor those who served our country. How will you honor those who fought? Who do you honor? How will I be honoring the day? I’m giving my Finishing the Story lecture at Casa Italia today and will share the stories of Michael Kokoska, WWI; Frankie Winkler, WWII; and Robert […]

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Military Monday – Writing Prompts September 9, 2013

Are you interested in writing your military ancestor stories? Here are a few writing prompts to get you thinking and writing. You can visit my FaceBook groups Military Research and Storytelling or Women During WWII for more ideas.  Prompt #1: Do you have any letters, diaries, photographs, or post cards from your military ancestor? Write […]

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Military Monday – Records in St. Louis

We’ve all heard that the military records in St. Louis at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) burned in a fire in 1973. But did you know that some of those burned files have been and continue to be handled and made available to National Archives staff when possible? The Stars and Stripes newspaper recently […]

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Military Monday – Stories of the Lost Book Series

 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 […]

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