WWII - A Boy A Ship and A War - The journal of a Tin-Can sailor, serving on the USS VanValkenburg
Learn about WWII directly from one who survived it. Claud Aldrich was a Tin-Can sailor, serving on the USS Van Valkenburg - named for the captain of the USS Arizona. The crew of the USS Van Valkenburg took the ghosts of USS Arizona with them into battle.
Claud was a poor boy, one of 9 children, seven boys and two girls. At 18, he was drafted in to the United States Navy, which was an entirely new world to him. He knew nothing about life outside his home. It was a rude awakening for him, to shape up to the facts of life on a warship in a time of war. Learning to be in harm's way and survive was a hard life's lesson to learn, but if you didn't learn it - you didn't ever go home.
Proud, very proud to be one of the 'greatest generation!'
WWII - Eggs Y Huevos - A darling children's book about how small things turn into BIG accomplishments!
During WWII, some people practiced a religion that didn't allow them to become soldiers, so they served their country in other ways. This is the story of one of those very special families...
A husband who was trying to make his wife's life easier as she was serving her country by doing an especially hard job, just needed one thing to make things easier: Eggs... he promise to get her eggs. Now that might not sound like such a big deal - but the way he provided her those eggs led to helping not only the wife, but hundreds and hundreds of more people and it is still helping them today.
Eggs Y Huevos tells the story of how one little idea can lead to amazingly great things...