Hidden Casualties: Battles On The HomeFront, is the true story of single parent, Army Reserve Sgt. Sara Raye and the custody battle she faced when she returned home from the Persian Gulf War and discovered that her ex-husband stole custody of her children. The battle didn’t end until the military, in two unprecedented moves, got involved. This battle influenced changes in the rules regarding single parents in the military.
When Duty Called: Even Grandma Had To Go, tells the tale of 47-year old Dianah Kwiatkowski, wife, mother, grandmother, who within two months of enlistment in the Army Reserve, is deployed to the Persian Gulf War for service in Desert Storm. This is her story of survival and the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges she faced while working in a war zone.
Stories from Desert Storm-The Persian Gulf War
Written by Sara Raye with Sandra Warren
Written by Dianah Kwiatkowski as told to Sandra Warren
From 1943 comes the extraordinary true story of junior and senior high students from South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan who raised over $375,000 selling War Bonds and War Stamps and bought a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber to help sup-port the war effort. They christened it The Spirit of South Highand watched as it flew off to war never to be heard from again,until now. Seventy-two years later, thanks to the curiosity of twoalumni, the mystery of what happened to the bomber has been solved.
We Bought A WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of a Michigan High School, a B-17 Bomber & The Blue Ridge Parkway!
ATTN: MG/YA Educators & Book ClubsLet the South High School Class of 1943 inspire interest in WWII History!
2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist!2017 Outstanding Michigan History Publication-Private Printing Category
Watch: We Bought A WWII Bomber Book Trailer
Stories Beyond The Book
Award Winning Book
Everywhere I speak and after everypresentation people tell me WWII related stories, personal memories of growing up during the war. Some relate directly to the “Buy a Bomber” program but most do not. Click below for Stories Beyond The Book.
**Check out SHE STARTED IT ALL, Middle-Grade historical fiction Based on the nonfiction title, We Bought A WWII Bomber
Army Reserve Nurses Speak Out!
A Childhood Promise! A Lost Brother! The Orphan Train! A Life On Hold! The lives of two brothers are changed forever when the youngest disappears off the streets of New York and is eventually sent west on an Oprhan train, while the older, puts his life on hold to search; a search that would last 50-years! A fascinating glimpse into a little known event in American History! Historical Fiction at its BEST!
Visit BOTH Historical MarkersSouth High School/G.R. Ford Job Corps 110 Hall Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49507orBlue Ridge Parkway Milepost 176.2 at Mabry’s MillMeadows of Dan, VA