Description : Merriam Press Military Monograph 137. First Edition (2013). In this concluding volume, the war in Europe is winding down and at last comes to an end-but there was another war to be fought-in the Pacific. As her parents continued with their struggle to meet they are faced with an array of new challenges. In September of 1945 they finally do come together, are married and able to take a brief honeymoon before they are separated again for another seven months-until her mother made her way over to the States on the U.S.A.T. Henry Gibbins with a contingent of War Brides in April of 1946. 87 photos and documents.
Description : Over the twentieth century, American Indians fought for their right to be both American and Indian. In an illuminating book, Paul C. Rosier traces how Indians defined democracy, citizenship, and patriotism in both domestic and international contexts. Like African Americans, twentieth-century Native Americans served as a visible symbol of an America searching for rights and justice. American history is incomplete without their story.
Description : This book tells the full story of the Comanche Code Talkers for the first time. Drawing on interviews with all surviving members of the unit, their original training officer, and fellow soldiers, as well as military records and news accounts, the author follows the group from their recruitment and training to their active duty in World War II and on through their postwar lives up to present. He also provides the first comparison of Native American code talking programs, comparing the Comanche Code Talkers with their better-known Navajo counterparts in the Pacific and with other Native American code talking in World Wars I and II, identifying two distinct forms of Native American code talking, examining the attitudes of the American military toward Native American code talkers, and assessing the complex cultural factors that led Comanche and other Native Americans to serve their country in this way.