“I gained spectacular insight into world history and learned that I am living a peaceful life because of someone else’s personal sacrifice. This is the take-away message of “Love Letters from the Marine Wolf’,” said Makros.
COPLEY, Ohio (PRWEB) July 23, 2019
Author Michele Makros has published her debut narrative nonfiction book that shares the historical perspectives and stories of her father, Sergeant Michael Makros Jr., and his USAT Marine Wolf shipmates serving in Army Transportation Command 9222 TSU TC. In “Love Letters from the Marine Wolf: A US Hospital and Transport Ship, an Army Medic Afloat, and a War Bride in World War II,” Makros offers readers a glimpse into a bygone era through intimate love letters, nostalgic photographs, and other transportive memorabilia.
The author’s personal connection is illustrated throughout the book, which all began after she discovered her mother’s large collection of heart-wrenching love letters written by her father, Tec 4 Makros, Ship’s Complement Surgical Technician. This book also serves to teach readers more about World War II through true personal stories told by men from different walks of life and the comradery and community they found through their shared experiences.
“Throughout my process of writing this book, I have reconstructed my father’s military service. What did I learn? I gained spectacular insight into world history and learned that I am living a peaceful life because of someone else’s personal sacrifice. This is the take-away message of “Love Letters from the Marine Wolf’,” said Makros.
Not only did Makros illustrate such a beautiful and insightful story, but she also caught the attention of the Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia, where Col. James D. Rockey, USA Retired, Past President and Board of Directors of the museum foundation agreed to write the forward for “Love Letters from the Marine Wolf”:
“Although many books have been published about this period in our history, this one is so well written, researched, and documented that it appeals to everyone by holding reader attention from beginning to end,” Rockey wrote. “… this is the most compelling human-interest narrative that I have ever read.”
The book truly highlights the men who have fought during World War II. These stories that are told throughout the book, extrapolate on the realities of the war while also preserving the stories of soldiers and their families for readers of all ages to learn from.
“Love Letters from the Marine Wolf: A US Hospital and Transport Ship, an Army Medic Afloat, and a War Bride in World War II” By Michele Makros
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About the author:
Michele Makros was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. Makros is a local beekeeper and first-time author. She is a Kent State graduate and holds a BFA degree in graphic design. Her professional positions include Art Director for Hesselbart & Mitten, Inc. and President and CEO of ICONart, Inc. She was dedicated to her career until the unfortunate passing of her mother. She was responsible for liquidating her mother’s estate and came across World War II furlough passes, train tickets, ration books, souvenirs and a large collection of love letters between her mother and father. Makros was then inspired to write “Love Letters from the Marine Wolf: A US Hospital and Transport Ship, an Army Medic Afloat, and a War Bride in World War II,” she knew she needed to not only tell her parents stories, but the men who served with her father during such an important part of history. To learn more, visit Love Letters from the Marine Wolf.
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