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What We Lost of the Greatest Generation By Charles Rodenbough
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A biography of Lt. Victor H. Idol, Jr., who was an American pilot shot down June 17, 1944 during the days of the Normandy Invasion. When he landed behind German lines, he was shot by the SS. His... More > story is typical of the men who lost their lives in that conflict and have become known as the "Greatest Generation." He enlisted before Pearl Harbor and his life ended just after his 24th birthday. The record takes him from his college days when he became a student pilot and through his military training. Out of England, he flew his Thunderbolt over the battlefields of Europe through the invasion of Normandy. He sought no glory. He served as his duty to the United States. His family suffered through the uncertainty of "Missing in Action" and the delayed grief of "Killed in Action." The Allies were victorious. The memorabilia of his life and service have been preserved by his family in his foot locker. Sixty nine years later, they have been archived at the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC).< Less
If The Lord Is Willing By Charles Rodenbough
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Historical novel based on life of Rev. David and Rachel Craighead Caldwell. His life spanned the Colonial period, Revolution, organization of a nation, and forty-five years of national independence... More > - ninety-nine years plus. On this stage of history he was a noted Presbyterian minister, Revolutionary, Constitutional delegate, pre-eminant educator, medical doctor, farmer, miller, and trained carpenter. He wasa friend and confidant of Governor Alexander Martin, Andrew Jackson, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and particularly of young men who would be the ministers, doctors and political leaders of the young nation. In everything his wife, Rechel Craighead, was his partner, lover, and sustainer.< Less