Waiting for Peace: The Journals & Correspondence of a World War II Medic

Waiting for Peace The Journals Correspondence of a World War II Medic Richard Berkey was a third year pre med student at Indiana University when he received a letter from the draft board He withdrew from college in November and answered the Army s call Equipped wit
  • Title: Waiting for Peace: The Journals & Correspondence of a World War II Medic
  • Author: Karen Berkey Huntsberger
  • ISBN: 9781937303471
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • Waiting for Peace: The Journals & Correspondence of a World War II Medic
    Richard Berkey was a third year pre med student at Indiana University when he received a letter from the draft board He withdrew from college in November 1942 and answered the Army s call Equipped with courage and compassion than medical supplies, he served as a combat medic with the 14th Ard Division, 68th Ard Infantry Battalion in France and Germany DurinRichard Berkey was a third year pre med student at Indiana University when he received a letter from the draft board He withdrew from college in November 1942 and answered the Army s call Equipped with courage and compassion than medical supplies, he served as a combat medic with the 14th Ard Division, 68th Ard Infantry Battalion in France and Germany During 1944 1945, he treated casualties in the field, lost friends from his unit and hometown, was wounded in action and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star His journals reveal a sober and reflective young man, while his letters home are filled with humor and tenderness The voices of Richard s family and friends intertwine with his own framing a portrait of an American family during the defining event of the twentieth century.
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  • Karen Berkey Huntsberger

    Karen Berkey Huntsberger s writing is motivated by her love of genealogy and history and the desire to keep timeless stories alive She is also a professional musician and piano teacher.

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  • Disregarding the piercing pain of the shrapnel imbedded in his arm, the rain of gunfire and mortars, and the deafening sounds and pungent smells of battle, Richard Berkey tended to what fellow soldiers he could, while dragging other wounded men off the battlefield He later logged in his journal about that morning in Germany in 1945, Why I wasn t killed during that hour or so I do not know Nor does the spellbound reader.Waiting for Peace is a walk in the footsteps of Richard Berkey, beginning as [...]


  • This book is completely fascinating from beginning to end I am a soldier s wife, Desert Shield Desert Storm era and his father before him was Vietnam era I can imagine but never truly know what they have to endure, are subjected to, how they cope with such simple things that I take for granted every day I thoroughly enjoyed reading this memoir and encourage everyone to do so Kudos to the author, the daughter of such a great man This book was so well written, so descripted, so fascinating that I [...]


  • I received a copy of this book for free through a First Reads GiveawayA fascinating look at how WWII affected one family and their friends through assorted correspondence during the war There is no narrative, the editor Huntsberger lets the writing of those that lived it speak for themselves and it s gives readers a unique look at the thoughts and feelings of those impacted The format won t be agreeable to all Having read a lot of World War II, I found the format refreshing and interesting It s [...]


  • I received this book through a First Reads giveaway on.Waiting for Peace was a fantastic memoir of WWII medic, Richard Berkey, in the European theater Prepared by his daughter through letters, journals and unit histories, the book paints a vivid picture of what the war was like in the last year and gives a glimpse of the tight knit family and community from Indiana I recently retired from the Air Force and have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and I found myself wishing that I would have kept [...]



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