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The odyssey of a purple heart vet; the Battle of Okinawa; James Beverly Willis.

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Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 940.53 WILL (Text) 38650833357211 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781499102451
  • Physical Description: xii, 226 pages; illustrated, maps; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Indianapolis, Indiana]; [James Beverly Willis]; 2014.

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General Note: Table of Contents: Forward - Acknowledgements - Chapter 1, Leaving the nest - Chapter 2, Montana Forestry Venture - Chapter 3, Uncle Sam, my schoolmaster - Chapter 4, The Pacific Theater - Chapter 5, Okinawa - Chapter 6, God bless America - Chapter 7, The flower of Fayetteville - Chapter 8, Occupation and reconstruction - Conclusion - A change of heart - Sources - Author's note.
Summary, etc.: This is a true, intriguing love story of a young soldier for his Creator, family, and country. As a young boy growing up on the back roads of a farming community in rural Indiana, James and his brothers were taught many skills that came with farming as well as learning to hunt. His dad taught him how to use a rifle well and even how to listen to the woods and nature around him; because of this youthful experience he earned the "Expert Rifleman" badge in the army.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Japan - Okinawa Island.
World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific Ocean.
Genre: Biography.

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