Tell Your Story
We want to be able to create a community for women whose fathers served in combat during World War II. We feel strongly that the stories our fathers told us, as well as the stories we are finding out after their deaths, are important to tell. While there is nothing like first hand experience in the telling of a story, so many of these veterans were silent about their wartime experiences during their lifetime, it becomes doubly important for us to piece together what we have before it disappears altogether. Finding and re-telling the stories that our fathers were reluctant to speak about, and understanding how those experiences, as well as the silence that surrounded them, are a part of our own journeys and lives, is what we want to do.
If you have questions about your father's service or are unsure as to where he served, try the links under the heading "Beginning the Process". It will help you to gain access to your father's military records and provide you with the necessary jump-off point. If you need more help, contact us and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction. Good Luck!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send your stories. If you'd like to include photographs or letters on your story page, please send copies only, not originals, as we do not have the facilities to archive them. If you have any questions, email us, we'll do our best to answer them. We'd love to include you and your father on this page.
beginning the process:
This is the National Archives website where you can apply for your father's military records- http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/
This is another site that explains the process in a little bit more detail- it takes you to the same form at the National Archives- http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourcesContent/0,13964,31457,00.html