Review

SOLDIERS’ STORIES: A COLLECTION OF WWII MEMOIRS by The Miller Family is an inspired book of history, loaded with photos, maps, sketches, and most importantly, the 140 personal memoirs from those heroes and heroines who fought during WWII and from their families. There are personal stories, tributes and so much more in this incredibly beautiful book.

This compilation of stories and photos contains accounts of the young Americans who risked their lives, were wounded, or lost their lives to save the lives of millions. As the proud children of Myron H. Miller, S/Sgt, 83rd Infantry Division, K/331st, we share these stories of fellow WWII veterans in his memory. It is our honor to pass the stories of these brave men and women on to the next generation. We must never forget their sacrifices. The Miller Family pooled their talents and skills to create this beautiful book: with Myra Miller, PhD; Ken Miller, illustrator; Del Miller, Marshall Miller, and Lynette Miller Ballard as writers and editors.

A little disclaimer: This has been a passion project for me. Myra Miller contacted me about this project in April 2016 and I was immediately on board. What started as a Kickstarter project, has morphed into a phenomenon!

As many of you who are familiar with my reviews know, I am a history aficionado, but the WWII era is probably one of my favorite time periods to read and study. Working on this book, reading and editing each story that came in, was such an honor and a privilege to me. Each story give me insights into the thoughts and feelings of the soldiers and sometimes their families. I was left in tears with some, laughed with others but most of all was inspired by all.

According to statistics released by the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This means there are approximately only 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II (source: The National WWII Museum). We are losing those from the greatest generation each and every day. These memoirs are vital in keeping their memories alive.

These soldiers, and the families who supported them, deserve to be recognized and honored. Our children and their children need to read these stories to understand what their great-grandparents and families endured and how they did it with courage, strength and honor. In my opinion, each and every home should own a copy of this book.

But don’t take my word for it, here is one of the reviews SOLDIERS’ STORIES has received:

Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of World War II Memoirs is a “must read” collection of personal stories of America’s servicemen and servicewomen as told by their families. It depicts their valor, patriotism, and their day-to-day exploits as well as their families’ home-front efforts. And it portrays their indefatigable human spirit. Once you start reading this colorful mosaic of individual memoirs, you will not be able to put it down. It is laced with colorful illustrations by Ken Miller and a mix of great color photos and black and white photography of that very special era. It is America at its best. This is a fabulous book, I just love it. ~ Gene Peloquin

Just this morning, I spoke with Myra Miller, who told me the demand was so high on this book, they will be doing a Volume II! If you are interested in including a memoir from one of your loved ones, please contact me at: dayna@dayagency.com.

Let us never, ever forget our Greatest Generation and those who fought to keep us free!

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About the Reviewer

Dayna Linton

Dayna Linton – Dayna is the very busy divorced mother of four “exceptional” children. She spends her time running not only this website but is also the founder and President of Rising Phoenix Charitable Foundation (www.rpcf.org) – a charitable organization which benefits women and children’s causes. Dayna is a firm believer in the worth and value of individuals and hopes to help all embrace who they are, nourish themselves and then “pay it forward” by helping others around them to do the same.

In her spare time, Dayna enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on and hopes to someday have the time to write a book herself.

Dayna is also an avid lover of film and the process that goes into making them. From an early age, she remembers watching the Academy Awards with her mom and cheering on her favorites. When Dayna was little, she just knew she was going to be a big star someday and she would practice in front of a mirror accepting her Oscar. Dayna took four years of drama, which she loved, but found her true passion was dancing. Even today you can catch Dayna dancing just about everywhere she goes, including beaches in the moonlight …