There are endless stories of courage and heroism by the soldiers of World War II, told and retold in countless books and movies. However, some of those soldiers took their stories and secrets to their graves without receiving the honor and recognition they deserved. One of them was my father.
World War II “Ghost Army” deserves long-denied honors
Summer is traditionally a time for relaxing, for leisure — maybe traveling to a scenic locale. Seventy-seven years ago this summer, many of America’s most-promising young men spent the summer in France — not on vacation but waging a desperate war against Hitler and his legions.
We are bound to continually honor and recognize their courage and sacrifice. This summer, a campaign is underway to give official recognition to one group of deserving GIs who have been denied that honor for decades: The Ghost Army.