My own army experience led me to be under U.S. command. Having many officers who were World War II and Korean Veterans was the essence of my knowledge of World War II. Many of these men were my guides when I had the great honor to drive them around Europe. After that stint in the army when I heard so many stories of the Second World War, I began guiding people on tours of the battlefields and other places of interest concerning that war. I was licensed in 2000 as an official guide and lecturer and have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of veterans. The stories I heard from my family and from the army officers I chauffeured are the foundation of this book. I have supplemented the stories with facts I garnered over twenty years ago when I began conducting the tours and giving lectures. The numbers I have used do not necessarily come from official sources but from a large number of essays, historical television shows, and oral testimony from veterans I have met as I guided them in and around Normandy. My book is a compilation of a thirty-plus year interest in and fascination with military history. The stories I use serve to illustrate the facts, thus allowing the reader to empathize with the reality of war on individual soldiers and civilians. Back then I never thought of writing a book, but this story is too interesting and too enlightening not to tell.
Consumer Investigator Dale Cardwell is a six-time Emmy award winning journalist, TV and Radio host based in Atlanta. Dale’s television career began at WKAG in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. His exposure of concerns related to the 1985 crash of a U.S. Army chartered jet that killed 248 Fort Campbell soldiers in Gander Newfoundland, made international news and propelled Dale to a prominent investigative role with the CBS-TV affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. He went on to serve investigative reporting stints for WRAL-TV in Raleigh and WSMV-TV in Nashville before landing as an Investigative Consumer reporter for WSB-TV Atlanta, the number one station in the nation’s ninth largest television market. With a desire to directly empower consumers with solutions, in 2009, Dale launched his unique, business review and consumer advocacy company, TrustDale.com. This successful enterprise has now grown to encompass a multi-media platform including online, TV, and radio in the metropolitan markets of Atlanta, Nashville, Tampa, Birmingham, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Thousands rely on TrustDale.com, the free online resource where consumers can obtain Dale’s recommendations to find the best local businesses. Dale and his consumer investigative team stringently vet and review businesses according to reputation, price, quality, and customer service. Those meeting the highest standards are eligible to become TrustDALE “Certified” gaining Dale’s personal recommendation and the opportunity for promotion through TrustDALE’s multi-media presence. You can see Dale’s weekly consumer investigations on his Facebook page, which ranks as the most visited and followed individual investigative reporter Facebook page in the Southeast.
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