My Veteran’s Day tribute, even though it's a day late, is to Amy L. Johnson, the grand-daughter and great-niece of brothers who corresponded during World War II. Amy published the book titled, “Letters Lost then Found” which is the collection of letters between brothers while one goes though basic training and all the training it took to make him into a pilot. Ages 19 and 30 at the start, the older brother gives us a glimpse of life in Saginaw, Michigan, on the home front, while the younger takes us eventually into the China-Burma-India theater where he flew both transports and fighters. Amy L. Johnson is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design (now KCAD) who resides in Grand Rapids. She did a marvelous job of putting the letters into book form. If you happen to know her please tell her I was captivated by the correspondence and it was truly remarkable that she found the collection of letters and was motivated to let the rest of the world in on the story. This book goes well beyond the audience for WWII history and is a must-read for anyone who has any interest in history or family dynamics. It is well done graphically and Amy deserves accolades for that as well.
LETTERS lost then found by author Amy Johnson
Fred Bivens, Grand Rapids, MI