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Wait until sunset : memories of a distant conflict / by Roebrt E. Burtt.

Burtt, Robert E., (autahor.).
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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B BURTT BUR (Text) 34207002030071 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481090032
  • Physical Description: 425 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Fourth edition.
  • Publisher: North Charleston, South Carolina : Create Space, an Amazon Company, [2012]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-357) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: Meditations on history -- Sunrise: Dawn of the twentieth century -- The Paquettes: Roots of a life -- Proud Son of Mississippi -- The shadow of war -- 1942: flight training -- Interim: 1943 -- 1943: Into the Pacific -- 1944: Not coming home -- Peace: 1945 -- The best years of our lives -- Afterward: meditations on history.
Summary, etc.:
In 1941, John Paquette decided to enlist in the U.S. Army to fulfill his one-year military obligation. He planned to enter college on a football scholarship after he completed his service. The Japanese had other plans and after December 7, 1941, John found that he was in the army for the duration. Trained to fly C-47 transports, John found himself in the South Pacific for 18 months and won the Distinguished Flying Cross and 16 Air Medals. After the war he returned home, raised a family, and lived an honorable life. Only in recent years has he felt the need to examine his life and try to find patterns and meaning within it. This book is about the search for that meaning. The Greeks believed that only at sunset could the day be evaluated. Only at the end of life, could its significance be appreciated. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Paquette, John Joseph, II, 1921-
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