I want readers to have an appreciation of the sacrifices that our oldest generation still living made for our country.
Manson, IA (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
In the World War II memoir “My Side of the Story: An Iowan Relates His World War II Experiences” (published by iUniverse), Judy Collier Johnson gathers materials from her father’s, G. Warren Collier’s, experiences as a soldier in the war.
In “My Side of the Story” Johnson delves into her father’s recent tapes and war correspondences during his service in the western European theater during WWII, offering readers a glimpse into Collier’s experiences and insights into what it was like to be a wartime soldier.
An excerpt from “My Side of the Story”:
We hadn’t been in France very long. It was a nice, sunny afternoon. The battery commander decided he should go for a joy ride. So we started out and went quite a little ways. We came to a crossroads.
The commander said, “Let’s go down here.”
I said, “That’s not the way we came, sir.”
He said, “We’re going down that way, and that’s an order.”
Johnson hopes readers will enjoy looking into the everyday life of a soldier in “My Side of the Story.” She says, “I want readers to have an appreciation of the sacrifices that our oldest generation still living made for our country.”
About the Author
G. Warren Collier was born on a dairy farm near Durant, Iowa. He attended country school in his younger years but attended Wilton High School where he played football. Collier attended a short course related to dairy farming at Iowa State University in Ames. He spent his adult life farming and raising six children. He is now retired and living in the house where he was born.
Judy Collier Johnson, the eldest daughter of Warren and Miriam Collier, was born and raised on her parents’ dairy farm near Davenport, Iowa. After graduating from Durant High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She taught high school language arts, speech and drama at Manson, Iowa, for 22 years. Johnson and her husband, Doug, have two children and two grandchildren.
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