Ruth Imler Langhinrichs is the widow of Richard Alan Langhinrichs (1921-1990)-- whose reflections, observations, and insights have been published as "Atheist in a Foxhole--One Man's Quest for Meaning." Ruth made the final decision on the contents of Dick's book, and included some heartfelt contributions from Dick's family, friends, and colleagues. Ruth is a writer and editor by profession.
Dick Langhinrichs, who was awarded two medals for valor during WWII, insisted, "There are Atheists in foxholes,because I'm one." At War's end, he headed to New York City for a stage career while writing a novel and pursuing his lifelong quest for meaning (as he questioned what he believed were superstitious Christian beliefs). Then a mid-life crisis changed the course of his journey.