July 8, 1944
“Little girl you know how I love you and if wishes were any good, I would never have even left you but as soon as I can I’ll be back and we shall be happy again.”
Lt. John Peter Hart, a first-generation German-American from Troy, New York was ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country, in Operation Overlord.
Unknown to him, his friend and future wife’s second husband was building bridges and roads along the Apennines in Italy. John Hart’s decision to join up in early 1940 and become an officer sealed the fate of not only himself but also that of three families.
This is the true story of Lieutenant John “Johnny” Hart, Sergeant Allison “Al” Langworthy, and Beatrice “Betty” Connally, caught up in the turmoil and aftermath of the Second World War, as recounted in their family stories, memories, and personal letters from 1940 to 1948.
(Text includes approx. 60 black and white photos in the paperback and color photos in the digital versions.)
ebook formats: .ePub, .mobi, .PDF
paperback: 164 pp.
Available in ebook and paperback starting June 6, 2020