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I always loved hearing this story when I was young and I had even more enjoyment as I researched it in the newspapers of the time.
Here is an excerpt:
Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott tells how old newspaper articlesconfirmed his uncle’s incredible WWII survival story—a tale that Scott, as a boy, used to question.
“One of the first precepts of genealogy that my mentor (Ginger Simek, president of theCzechoslovak Genealogical Society International) taught me, was to always work hard to find out if the family stories I had heard over the years were mythology or, in fact, reality. Mythology may be fun and exciting, but genealogy is all about reality and the truth as we can document it. Recently, I found myself employing this rule.
I have to say that I was basically blessed with a great childhood. However, I have always found myself harboring a serious regret—one that, as a genealogist and our family’s historian, continues to haunt me to this day. This regret is that I never listened closely enough to far too many family stories when they were proffered to me by my elder family members.
However, just a short time ago I found hope for abolishing, at least in part, this regrettable behavior of my youth. Here’s the story.”
I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it!
Onward To Our Past,