Puyallup in World War II

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Like every community in America, young men from Puyallup put on the uniform and went off to fight in far-off parts of the world in 1941. Neighbors of all ages joined the war effort as factory and farm workers, air raid watch and Red Cross volunteers and war bond drive supporters. A relocation camp at the Puyallup Fairgrounds called Camp Harmony housed interned Japanese American citizens. And dozens of young servicemen who left home never returned. This is their story—a small Pacific Northwest town and a group of what Tom Brokaw dubbed the "Greatest Generation." Author Hans Zeiger preserves the journey of extraordinary people amid a violent and changing world.
ISBN: 9781625859723
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Washington
Series: Military
Images: 89
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Hans Zeiger is an author, Washington state senator and local historian. His writings have appeared in the Puyallup Herald, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, American Legion magazine, Columbia magazine, HistoryLink and Philanthropy Daily. A state legislator since 2011, Hans is a trustee of the Washington State Historical Society, a member of the Washington State Legislative Oral History Advisory Board and an active member of the Puyallup Historical Society and the South Hill Historical Society. He serves in the Washington Air National Guard.
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