So Brave...So Quiet...So Long!

Uplifting in-depth interviews with 34 unforgettable men and women, from one small community in Northern California, who helped save our nation from WWII to the Cold War — and then went home. First published as a 5-year series in The Wildwood Independent, the stories became "the most talked-about, most popular series in the paper's 30-year history," says TWI publisher Mike Dobbins. More

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About Larry T. Bailey

LARRY T. BAILEY spent three decades primarily in the information systems industry. He has a deep background in public relations including executive and political speech writing. He has had responsibility for political contact activities with various levels of government bodies and individuals.

He is skilled at writing for internal and external publications as well as having been a corporate media spokesman, including print, radio and television. He has written award-winning fiction.

The latter years of his career encompassed many of the activities above as well as managing the totality of a hundred million dollar equipment base in a major market area. This included outside and inside sales teams, billing, installation and repair.

Bailey has taught human relations at the university level and English, journalism, creative writing and business classes in high school. He has been active in his communities, having served as a planning and human rights commissioner, fire department elected director and parks and recreation commissioner.

One of his most enjoyable and rewarding activities was interviewing WWII vets in his community. All fought or served in combat zones. Those interviews, over a five-year period, became this book.
His activities as an occasional writer for The Wildwood Independent have spanned more than a decade, focusing on human and general interest, travel, and the acclaimed PATRIOTS series.

Bailey, spouse Diana and two spirited and clever Portuguese Water dogs live in the Sierra Nevada foothills between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. During the past they spent six weeks of every year out of the country – the more exotic the better.


So Brave...So Quiet...So Long!
Uplifting true stories of 34 men and women from a small community in Northern California who helped save America during WWII, Korea, and the Cold War — and then went home. Meet them all on this 1:09 video clip and see if it doesn't choke you up a little bit with pride. The book is available in all eBook formats via and in trade paperback from or

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