Heroes Everyone

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Author House, Dec 17, 2003 - Fiction - 176 pages

Young boys minds are often filled with dreams of the future. They dream about playing football or baseball, girls and dating, graduating from high school and maybe going to college. As it is today, so it was in the past. However, that all changed for the boys of the 1940s when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. Heroes Everyone is the true stories of five young boys who, in order to defend their country, put their lives on hold and joined the United States Marine Corps. Join these young boys in their foxholes, in the trenches, on the battlefields, even in the hospitals. Feel their fears, their weariness, and know their pain. Come along with them across the battlefields of the South Pacific and join them on the tiny island of Iwo Jima as they fight their last battle of World War II, and survive. Steve Rimmer, Jim Callahan, Cecil Matheney, John McKinnon, and Frank Hall will tell you they are not heroes. They will tell you that the real heroes are those who didnt come back. But they, like all who have chosen to serve their country, are Heroes Everyone.

 

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Contents

Tinian Iwo Jima
1
Steve RimmerA Marines Story
3
The Making of a Man The Jim Callahan Story
25
Wounded in ActionThe Cecil Matheney Story
57
A Marine at 16The John McKinnon Story
89
A Life Time in Three Years
123
A Tribute to Veterans given by Frank Hall Memorial Day 2002
155
About the Author
163
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Although Rosie was born in Oklahoma, she has lived in Texas, Indiana, California, Mississippi, and recently returned to Indiana. While in her first stint in Indiana, she was the Editor, Employee Publications for Farm Bureau Insurance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and was the 1991 recipient of the prestigious Sheila Meredith Award from the Professional Insurance Communicators of America. She is an active member of Faith United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. A long-time supporter of veterans, Rosie was the Parade Marshall for the 1991 World War II “50th Anniversary Salute to Veterans” Parade in Indianapolis. Her husband’s involvement in the Central Mississippi Marine Corps League led to her writing Heroes Everyone.

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