The Day Winston Churchill Met His Namesake

The Day Winston Churchill Met His Namesake

In the summer of 1941, legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill shook hands with my favorite Canadian veteran, whose name is Winston Churchill Parker. Then the two had a little chat. The impromptu encounter occurred at 10 Downing Street in London,...
Texas Airman, Age 99, Recalls V-E Day

Texas Airman, Age 99, Recalls V-E Day

Etched in Glenn Lacy’s memory is May 8, 1945. That’s the day World War II in Europe ended following Germany’s surrender. At the time, the 24-year-old native Texan was stationed at Lavenham Air Base in England with the U.S. Army Air Corps.  Glenn recalls a huge...
When Two Worlds Once Touched

When Two Worlds Once Touched

By chance, I found myself the link between a Canadian prisoner of war and a young German nurse whose lives fleetingly intersected during World War II. A shiver runs down my spine every time I tell this story. The minute I pulled into Renate’s driveway near...
The Sound of Their Voices

The Sound of Their Voices

Dan Mueller of KVLG/KBUK and I teamed up to create a community service Veterans Day radio program. How poignant it is to hear eight Fayette County veterans share excerpts from their war stories. We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Thank you Otto...