First off, I must admit why I love this book. Walter Hawes was my uncle and the book's contributor, Wilma Hawes Connely, is my mother. She is 83 years old now with some recent health problems. September 2, 2012, I had to call an ambulance for my mother after she passed out. She told the medics, "I can't get sick. I have to help Doug Eaton write a book about my brother's World War II letters!" So this book has been a priceless labor of love.
Letters from Walter would make a great gift for someone who likes World War II history, and even for someone who thinks they don't. I say this because there is a lot of history in these sweet letters my young uncle wrote to his favorite aunt and uncle. In a letter dated Sunday, August 12, 1945, Uncle Walter tells about hearing that the War was over. "Sure a great day!" he said. Isn't it a shame that people don't write letters these days?
The net proceeds from the sale of this book will be contributed to the Oklahoma Honor Flights to assist Oklahoma military veterans the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. (at no expense to them) in order to visit the memorials in recognition of their service and sacrifice. [...]