A condensed bio of my first eighteen years on the Big Island of Hawaii during World War II following Pearl Harbor attack written primarily for the benefit of my six sons to quote me "So that they would understand why their father was so weird by contemporary standards.
Dear Mrs. Gray is not just another story about overt heroism and life in the U.S. during World War II. From Warren's brushes with fame and reflections on life at Camp Wolters, to Violet's stories of survival on the home front, their love and devotion is expressed through letters to each other. Dear Mrs. Gray is a diary, love story and history lesson that delivers.
Pearl Harbor, December Seventh 1941. The American Pacific Fleet is in ruins. U.S. troops surrender in late spring of 1942. American POW’S are beaten like animals by Japs on the infamous Battan Death March. Thousands are murdered with hands tied behind their backs. Some refused to surrender and they fought a successful jungle guerilla war for the next three years. This is their story.