Lucky Stars and Gold Bars: A World War II Odyssey

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"Letters and memoirs are the truest testimony and the finest memorial for the measure of freedom we enjoy today"
Karen Sladek

KAREN SLADEK, daughter of the World War II letter writer, lives with her husband on a beautiful island thirty-five minutes by ferry from Seattle. A graduate of the University of Montana, she interrupted a successful career in business to pursue writing. The shift resulted from her discovery of a box of World War II letters, photos, and documents—long forgotten on a closet shelf in the home of her parents. Fascinated by her father’s global odyssey in the World War II Army Air Corps, she felt inspired to make the historical treasure trove available to the public. She is pleased to share her father’s personal story in an impersonal war with the children and grandchildren of those who served in the armed forces during the Second World War.

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