In this unique work, author Cindy Weigand chronicles the personal experiences of various female veterans during World War II. Now residing in Texas, these courageous women tell their individual stories, describing such experiences as enduring troop train rides and physical exams. They share personal hardships such as the loss of loved ones and the difficulty of recovery, both emotionally and physically, from the rigors and demands of war. In a time when women were easily brushed aside and ignored, Weigand focuses on the strength of these extraordinary Americans determined to serve their country.
Women are all too easily forgotten when it comes to war. In this unique volume, Cindy Weigand tells the individual stories of female WWII veterans now living in Texas. These courageious women reveal their war experiences detailing physical exams, troop train rides, and coping with the reactions of their families. They describe the trials of seeing fiances one day and losing them the next, healing the emotional and mental as well as the physical wounds, and enduring extreme conditions in service to their country.