‘The Soldier’s Truth’ Review: Ernie Pyle, at the Front: Ben Yagoda,WSJ, May 24, 2023
The Price of Victory: Stanley Goldfarb, Washington Free Beacon, May 29, 2023
Buried Under the Stars: Jamie Betesh Carter, Tablet, May 25, 2023
The Anonymous Postcard That Inspired a French Best-Seller: Leslie Camhi, New Yorker, May 11, 2023
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Memorial Day—America’s Transcendent Holiday | Opinion: Scott Powell, Newsweek, May 29, 2023 –If the last few generations of Americans understood the origin and meaning of Memorial Day, we might have avoided the division and corruption that now threaten the United States as never before. Memorial Day was founded on Biblical ideals of forgiveness and reconciliation shortly after America’s most divisive and bloody conflict, the Civil War, which extended from 1861 to 1865.
‘It Just Tore My Heart Out:’ World War II Veterans to Revisit Their Battlefields: Jeff Schogol, Task & Purpose, May 26, 2023 — In 2006, then-NFL linebacker Donnie Edwards was talking to a group of World War II veterans who wanted to visit Normandy, but they felt they were too old to make the trip.
Dropped onto D-Day: Machla Abramovitz, Mishpacha Magazine, June 5, 2019 — Second Lieutenant Edward Shames, age 92, has the voice and demeanor of a man ten years younger. Speaking from his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he comes across as personable, straightforward, funny, and somewhat self-effacing. “I’m no hero,” he insists. “I did a job that I was trained to do and I did it well because I was trained to do it well.”
Daughter Seeks to Set Record Straight on Father’s Rescue of Jews: Ho Manij, China Daily Globa, Sept. 28, 2022 — My father Dr Ho Feng Shan died in San Francisco on Sept 28, 1997, a warm Sunday afternoon, 18 days after he turned 96. He died peacefully, with his spirit undiminished by the grave injustices he had suffered, in which his good name and his distinguished diplomatic career were besmirched by false accusations. He died penniless, having been impeached and denied a pension for 40 years of loyal and impeccable service.