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The Secretary of War Shares Your Grief." : The Brief Existence of Captain Milton Jerome Sheldon

Sheldon, Warren C.

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ISBN 10: 0738847755 / ISBN 13: 9780738847757
Published by Xlibris Corp, 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to the first owner, in excellent condition with similar dust jacket (slight handling, two tiny dings along the upper edges). 386 pages. [1.5 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 61150

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Title: The Secretary of War Shares Your Grief." : ...

Publisher: Xlibris Corp

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A young man of promise is cut down in his prime. He enters the Army before WW II begins and dies in a POW camp in Japan. His father applies for the War Risk Life Insurance benefits and is told he doesn't qualify. In honor of his dead son, he pursues the insurance claim and prevails after ten years of red tape and the involvement of senators, congressmen and even President Truman. This true story will give you an understanding of what average citizens went through before, during and after WW II.

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The author holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from San José State University and is a retired school administrator with forty years of service to the public schools of Vacaville, California. He has meticulously pieced together this true story from letters, interviews, books and a trip, with Death March survivors, to the scenes of the action in the Philippine Islands. Other works include a musical based on the daily life of a school principal, the history of Grace Episcopal Church in Fairfield, California, the history of Suisun Lodge No. 55 F&AM, and the history of the Sheldon Family in Suisun, California.

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