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Searching for Stanley: Unforgotten Hero of World War II

Kay Hughes

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Paperback. 488 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.2in.World War II did not end in 1945 at least not for the Dwyer family of Hastings, Nebraska Nayeli Urquiza and Dardis McNamee, The Vienna Review For decades, Kay Hughes was unaware of her familys unresolved mystery. After her grandparents, Harold W. and Ellen Dwyer, received a telegram stating that their son 2nd Lt. Stanley Dwyerhad become MIA over Austria on May 10, 1944, they began a relentless search. Left with only unanswered, nagging questions, they endured a lifelong private grief. Years later, one question would rekindle the search which, in turn, led Kay and her father, Harold E. Dwyer, Stanleys brother, on an intriguing journey across two continents and four generations. In their quest to understand Stanleys fate, Kay and Harold developed friendships, visited with eyewitnesses, stood on hallowed ground, and observed the dedicated work of the Joint POWMIA Accounting Command. In her poignant narrative, Kay details how clues salvaged in the charred rubble of a fire revealed the essence of Stanleyan almost forgotten World War II hero. Searching for Stanley is a timeless, real-life tale that illustrates one familys dedication to finding their beloved Stanley who, like thousands of other American patriots, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781936840601

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Synopsis: ?World War II did not end in 1945 ? at least not for the Dwyer family of Hastings, Nebraska?? ? Nayeli Urquiza and Dardis McNamee, The Vienna Review For decades, Kay Hughes was unaware of her family?s unresolved mystery. After her grandparents, Harold W. and Ellen Dwyer, received a telegram stating that their son? 2nd Lt. Stanley Dwyer?had become MIA over Austria on May 10, 1944, they began a relentless search. Left with only unanswered, nagging questions, they endured a lifelong private grief. Years later, one question would rekindle the search which, in turn, led Kay and her father, Harold E. Dwyer, Stanley?s brother, on an intriguing journey across two continents and four generations. In their quest to understand Stanley?s fate, Kay and Harold developed friendships, visited with eyewitnesses, stood on hallowed ground, and observed the dedicated work of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. In her poignant narrative, Kay details how clues salvaged in the charred rubble of a fire revealed the essence of Stanley?an almost forgotten World War II hero. Searching for Stanley is a timeless, real-life tale that illustrates one family?s dedication to finding their beloved Stanley who, like thousands of other American patriots, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

About the Author: KAY (DWYER) HUGHES has lived in Geneva, Nebraska, for over thirty years with her husband, Rick. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a World War II enthusiast, Kay is a mother of three and a grandmother. Her life revolves around family, their farming operation, friends, and community. HAROLD E. DWYER, a World War II B-17 combat pilot and retired home builder, resides in Hastings, Nebraska, with his wife, Darlene. Married sixty-five years, they are the parents of four daughters and are grandparents and great-grandparents.

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