A paratrooper is left for dead among dying enemy soldiers. A Marine is nearly buried alive in the volcanic sand of Iwo Jima. A flak burst sends a Liberator bomber careening out of control. These are just a few of the stories profiled in the World War II Memories series of books by Joseph David Cress, an award-winning journalist for The Sentinel newspaper in Carlisle.
Cress will talk about his book series in Todd Hall at 6 p.m. Copies of his books will be on sale starting at 5:30 p.m.
He will share some of the eyewitness accounts of veterans he profiled in “World War II Memories: The Great Crusade in Europe”, “World War II Memories: Peril in the Pacific,” and “World War II Memories: Sentimental Journeys.”
A full-time reporter for 31 years, Cress is the author of nine books covering the topics of local history, Tr