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24th Div., Australia, New Guinea, Retaking the Philippines (Leyte, Mindanao)

Discussion in 'Land Warfare in the Pacific' started by RRokey, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. RRokey

    RRokey New Member

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    My mother and I compiled a book about Dad’s WWII experiences in the South Pacific. For 3 years, he fought as part of the Anti-Tank Company in the Thirty-Fourth Infantry Regiment, which was part of the Twenty-Fourth Infantry Division.

    TITLE: Bark at the Moon: Bert Rokey’s Letters from the South Pacific, 1942-1945---How a Soldier and Sabetha, His Kansas Farm Community, Survived WWII

    CO-AUTHORS: Cleta Gresham Rokey and Robin Rokey

    AVAILABILITY: https://www.createspace.com/4086789

    Also available at Amazon.com (search for any of our names)

    or ask for the book at Barnes & Noble

    In addition to Dad’s 275 letters sent home from the war, the book contains excerpts from my grandmother’s farm journal, which she kept throughout WWII. These documents provide a clear view of how our soldiers and their loved ones on the home front coped with the war. The book also documents Dad’s struggle with PTSD after he returned home on November 6, 1945. The 69th anniversary of that homecoming is only 3 days away.

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    Hawaii, early 1943: Bert Rokey about to board ship for Australia

    More pics and info available here:

    http://www.ww2f.com/topic/51631-new-guinea-leyte-corregidor-mindanao-letters-from-wwii/
     
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  2. Admiral_Humaid

    Admiral_Humaid New Member

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    Nice..very interesting
     
  3. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    You got me when: "Bark At The Moon"...Great title. Good luck.
     
  4. thingimibob

    thingimibob New Member

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    Awesome. :D
     

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