Author Vonda Crocker Shares 34 Years Experience as an Army Wife

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New book reveals the amazing resilience and dedication of Army wives and families

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“Most military wives, who stay the course, become strong, flexible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and solid as a rock as they keep the home fires burning,” author Vonda Crocker writes. Her newly published book, “Home Fires Burning,” demonstrates the amazing resilience and dedication of Army wives and families.

“Home Fires Burning” chronicles Crocker’s thirty-four years as an Army wife. She married a second lieutenant of infantry and kept the home fires burning during twenty-six moves, numerous crises, incredible highs and lows brought by war and peace as well as daily Army life.

She saw the Army through the eyes of a wife, mother, family support member and spouse of all officer grades from second lieutenant through lieutenant general. “The journey in snapshots is told to the best of my recollection,” she says.

This remarkable firsthand account of Army family life is written to share the journey of one army spouse from dirt to rock. It is a factual account of the times from "old Army"- pre Vietnam through the end of the millennium.

Filled with rich photographs, “Home Fires Burning” will help the reader understand the dynamics of Army family lives and the impacts of wars, separations, and hardships. “And yes, there are good times, love, and enduring friendships all the while keeping the home fires burning,” Crocker remarks.

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About the Author
Vonda J. Crocker is a native Arkansan, graduate of University of Arkansas, and wife of Lieutenant General (R) George A. Crocker. They have three children and four grand children. Mrs. Crocker was a pioneer in Army family programs, earned three black belts in karate, taught school, coached track, was an Army trained facilitator, Girl Scout leader, ski instructor, crafter, Army Family Team Building instructor, and for thirty-four years kept the home fires burning.

Home Fires Burning * by Vonda Crocker
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4771-3941-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4771-3942-4

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