In this unique work, author Cindy Weigand chronicles the personal experiences of various female veterans during World War II. Now residing in Texas, these courageous women tell their individual stories, describing such experiences as enduring troop train rides and physical exams. They share personal hardships such as the loss of loved ones and the difficulty of recovery, both emotionally and physically, from the rigors and demands of war. In a time when women were easily brushed aside and ignored, Weigand focuses on the strength of these extraordinary Americans determined to serve their country.
Cindy Weigand is a freelance writer and amateur historian of World War II focusing on the contributions of women. Her publishing credits include articles in regional magazines in Texas and Pennsylvania, and the Friends Journal, the magazine of the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. She lives in Georgetown, Texas.