An Untold War Story

An Untold War Story

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AUTHOR’S NOTEI was born on April 25, 1923 in Budapest,Hungary. When I was 17, my parents and Iimmigrated to the United States. On Dec 7, 1941,the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the UnitedStates entered World War II. Soon afterwards, Iwas drafted into the Army. During my initial stayat Ft. Dix, NJ, the Army discovered that I possessedan important asset. I was able to speak fluentHungarian, German, French, some English and hadstudied Latin for eight years in school. Mylanguage skills made me the perfect candidate tobecome a member of military intelligence, later theOSS. I was sent to Camp Ritchie, MD (near thecurrent site of Camp David), for intelligencetraining. After training, my duties includedinterrogating German prisoners of war and workingalone in occupied France to establish an“underground railroad” for the return of US Airmenwho were shot down over enemy territory.Once the war was over, I returned to civilian life inthe United States. Like so many other returningsoldiers, I did not want to talk about my experiencesduring the war. The memories were too painful andI wanted to forget.About 6 or 7 years ago, I began talking with Rev.Ralph T. Dirksen about my military service. Hewas the associate pastor of my church. Ralphconvinced me that my story needed to be told so theyounger generation could learn about the history of- V -the war from me and other surviving soldiers. Webegan to write a book. I wanted to tell my story, butI also wanted it to be alive to the reader. Wedecided to make it a fictional account, basedentirely on my actual experiences. In the book,Alex Evans plays my character. Writing continueduntil Rev. Ralph was transferred to another churchin New York State. The unfinished book has sat onmy shelf for many years.I have decided to complete the book that Ralph andI began. I used the outline Ralph developed tocomplete my book. I am happy to share it with you,my family and friends, in honor of my 90th Birthdaycelebration. This is my story, my memories and mygift to you. I hope you enjoy reading it and learninga little more about my history and the history ofWorld War II.Fredshow more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.94mm | 376.48g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1508528411
  • 9781508528418