“These missions lead us to distant places, may involve placing our very lives on the line, the life or death of our comrades, and the success or failure of our nation’s mission. These are the reasons our armed forces are maintained, and why military duty has such vast significance.” – from the foreword by Mark A. Schoenrock, Lt. Colonel, USA (Ret.)
Newspapers are where history is recorded before it becomes history. In times of war, newspapers are the emotional and spiritual lifeline between the home front and the front lines. For many in rural America, the small town newspaper was the best source of information about their friends and family on the battlefronts. Over a century of reporting on the men and women of Nebraska who fought for their country are collected in this book. Included are both reports written at the time and profiles written years later, telling the individual stories of those on the front lines and those at the home front, hoping and praying to see their loved ones safe again.