An original 176-page collection of stories as told by Pennsylvanians who served in the armed forces during the major U.S. wars of the 20th century.
War Stories: In Their Own Words is a collection of stories as told by Pennsylvanians who served in the armed forces during the major U.S. wars of the 20th century - World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Published in The Morning Call over the last 12 years, these are vivid, personal accounts of men and women from the Lehigh Valley and beyond who had a role on the world stage at critical times. They are stories of heartbreak and suffering, humanity and courage that take us from the earliest days of the 1900s, when the cavalry was chasing Pancho Villa into the Mexican desert, to the early 1970s, when GIs slogged through the rice paddies of Vietnam.
For more than a decade, author David Venditta has documented the personal stories of America's wars by letting the veterans speak for themselves. His in-depth interviews of men and women who served in combat zones are a remarkable record of courage and survival. This volume for the first time brings together a wide-ranging selection of the stories, presented with photos, maps and notes on the veterans' post-war years. David is an editor at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania.