WWII

A Seabee's Story

Apr 11, 2013

Lt. Col. George A. Larson (USAF-Ret.) is giving a talk about his sixth book, "A Seabee's Story: Tinian and Okinawa B-29s and the Air War Against Japan," to the Black Hills Veterans Writers Group Saturday morning at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City.  The book includes the stories of his father, George W. Wilson, who was a Navy Seabee during WWII.  Larson shared some of what he learned from his father about his military service on Dakota Midday.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 24, 2013

January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the day Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops in 1945.  Patrick Hicks, Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, has just finished his first novel, "The Commandant of Lubizec."  It's loosely based upon what happened at Treblinka, the Nazi extermination camp in German-occupied Poland, as well as other "Operation Reinhard" camps.

Son's Song Honors WWII Veteran

Nov 8, 2012

Robert Wayne McPeek was born in Willow Lake in 1913.  McPeek enlisted in the Army in February, 1941, and saw action as part of Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, in 1942.  In 1989, nine years after McPeek's death, his son Bob visited his childhood home in Waukegan, Illinois, where his father was the recruiting officer.  The owner of the house presented Bob with a hand bound book of poetry that his father wrote during the war.  It was found in the rafters when the house was renovated.  Bob has recorded a song based on his father's poetry and tells his story on Dakota Midday.  You

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