Remembrances of
Tazewell County
Veterans of World War II

The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society believes that conserving our World War II veteran's experiences is so important that we have recorded many of the veteran's stories to preserve for future generations.  Hundreds of veterans shared their unique experiences-many for the first time!  You'll relive with ?ordinary? men and women how their amazing sacrifices during these extraordinary times forged the values that made our people and nation great.  No wonder they have been christened The Greatest Generation!

Hundreds of these memories have been selected and published in an approximately 500 page 8.5" x 11" book entitled Tazewell County Veterans of World War II Remembrances.  The book has a high quality, long-lasting library binding.  Pictures of many of the veterans have been included with their stories.

Do not miss your opportunity to own this collection of personal remembrances!  This manuscript will allow your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to understand how our veterans responded when America called over 60 years ago!  Here's just a few excerpts:

Roy G. Cordts - U.S. Army

?I was drafted into the U.S. Army on February 24, 1943 at Peoria, Illinois.  After weeks of basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina?
My unit crossed the English Channel in June and was assigned to the 115th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Division, 1st Battalion, called ?The Big Red?.  Every day we supplied the ammo to the front lines, running through the hedgerows under rifle fire.  Our 1st Battalion
defeated the Germans at St. Lo on July 18 and took many prisoners.  We cleared the mine fields under fire, taking many casualties.
   On the evening of August 4, 1944 shell fragments hit my friend Murphy and me

Justin Maxey - U.S. Navy

??I was in the Amphibious Forces with basic training in Little Creek, Virginia at the Marine Corps installation.  After basic training?
?When we were in Okinawa, the Japanese tried to bomb our ship, and we had to set on the windward side and make smoke to cover the ships so the Japanese wouldn't know??


TCGHS is offering Tazewell County Veterans of World War II Remembrances for $60 Sale - $40. The book is available for pick up at the society or we will mail the book to you for an additional $5 shipping & handling charge.  Consider giving a copy of this book for a special gift that will be treasured for years to come.

If you want to pay online by credit card or PayPal, use the Order Online box, (sorry, we have to add the indicated nonrefundable "handling" charge at checkout to cover the credit card fees - we are only passing on exactly what fee TCGHS is charged).

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If you'd prefer to not order online, saving the credit card handling fee, just stop by the library any time we are open ($25) or mail your check (see address below) if you want your copy shipped ($30).

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