Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder

Book by Charles Norman Shay In 2007 Charles Norman Shay went to Washington, DC, to receive the Legion of Honor medal from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The medal has joined the others bestowed on him, including a Silver Star and four bronze battle stars from World War II and the Korean War, in his home on theContinue reading “Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder”

Princess Watahwaso’s teepe, an Indian Island landmark, preserved by D-Day Medal of honor recipient Charles Norman Shay

In Charles Shay’s book, Project Omaha Beach, he recounts his Maine Indian Heritage as well as war experiences. The following article and photos appeared in the BDN, By Robert F. Bukaty, May 23, 2014: You can’t help but notice the large red and white wooden teepee just after you cross the bridge over the PenobscotContinue reading “Princess Watahwaso’s teepe, an Indian Island landmark, preserved by D-Day Medal of honor recipient Charles Norman Shay”

Piecing Scattered Souls: Maine, Germany, Mexico, China, and Beyond, by David O. Solmitz

“This haunting autobiography is a major contribution to the newly growing body of Holocaust-survivor-children’s memoirs. Its two-part title says much: “Piecing Scattered Souls” highlights the care in the centripetal organization of the three-generation narrative dealing with the author’s survivor parents, his own generation of Holocaust-survivor children and their wives, and the next generation of hisContinue reading “Piecing Scattered Souls: Maine, Germany, Mexico, China, and Beyond, by David O. Solmitz”

My Tainted Blood by Hubert C. Kueter

My Tainted Blood follows the author, Hubert C. Kueter, as a boy and teenager in wartime Breslau and postwar Germany. People’s names have been changed but the circumstances are all too real. Hubert turned surviving in WWII’s Germany, as a half Jewish youth, into an adventure and writes about his exploits with wit and humor.Continue reading “My Tainted Blood by Hubert C. Kueter”