About this blog
I am a graduate student at the American Military University campus of American Public University in Charles Town, West Virginia (I live northwest of Atlanta). Once completed in 2013, my Master of Arts will be in the Military History of America with a Concentration on the Second World War.
Raised in a post-WWII “Baby-boom” household, I grew up appreciating the history of the Second World War and the experiences during wartime of WWII veterans. My late father (Sgt. Emmett “Ted” Lyons), served close to ten years in the US Army; of which, thirty-six months were spent fighting throughout islands in the South Pacific and the Philippines. His brother served with the US 5th Army in North Africa and Italy.
This blog, ‘World War II Diaries’, includes a sampling of excerpts from my required writing on the Second World War–along with other thoughts on the history. Each excerpt, or “diary entry,” is not meant to be a complete historical work on the topic–but aspects of the war which I find fascinating and worth researching.
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