By Matt Doran
In times of crisis, history helps us keep things in perspective. Seventy-five years ago, men and women of the Greatest Generation were fighting on the battlefields and working in the factories to defend democracy. Worldwide, more than 15,000,000 soldiers and 45,000,000 civilians died.
My maternal grandfather, Pfc. Fred Rish, wrote these words on March 15, 1945 from the Philippines:
Read the full collection of letters at WarMemory.com.