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Author McClelland, Ben W., 1943-

Title Soldier's son / Ben W. McClelland
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Killed in Action; 2. Dad, It's Benny -- 3. Where I(t) Started; 4. The Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony; 5. The War Honor Roll; 6. Talking like Crocky; 7. Family Heritage Personified; 8. Get Some Black-Seeded Simpson for Us to Sow, Benny -- 9. A Cabin of Family Stories; 10. The One Who Called Me Bolo; 11. Let's Go to the Circus! -- 12. A Moment's Riches; 13. Pop; 14. Masontown Officer Killed in Germany -- 15. First Love; 16. Speak the Speech, I Pray Thee, Trippingly on Thy Tongue -- 17. If You Value Freedom, Seek Justice; 18. Grandma Wright
19. Split over the Vietnam War 20. Another Parade, Another War Memorial; 21. Learning More about Mom and Dad; 22. Pilgrimage; 23. Reaching a Milestone; Epilogue
Summary In December 1944 First Lieutenant Ewing R. "Pete" McClelland was captured in the Battle of the Bulge. Soon afterwards in an Allied air attack on the German POW camp where he was held, he was killed. Back home in Pennsylvania, his young widow and three small children survived him. Too young to have lasting recollections, Ben W. McClelland, the soldier's son who was just beyond infancy, became one of the war's fatherless innocents for whom the memories of others would form the paternal image. As the boy evolved into manhood, he reflected on how strange it was to gro
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Subject McClelland, Ben W., 1943-
McClelland, Ben W., 1943- -- Childhood and youth
McClelland, Ben W., 1943- -- Family
Mclelland, Ewing R., -1944.
McClelland, Ben W., 1943-
Mclelland, Ewing R., -1944
Children of military personnel -- United States -- Biography
Soldiers -- Family relationships -- United States
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
Children of military personnel
Prisoners of war
Soldiers -- Family relationships
United States
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003016332
ISBN 1423732103