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‘A Blessed Life: One World War II Seabee’s Story’ by Tamra McAnally Bolton


December 15, 2022

Alive and going home. Surely it must be a dream. Worried he might awaken back in Iwo Jima, still fighting or maybe not make it at all, Stuart “Tex” McAnally steadied himself and reassured himself he was really going home. Many weren’t so lucky.

Stuart McAnally, 96-year-old World War II veteran, reminisces with his daughter Tamra McAnally Bolton, who has captivatingly communicated his musings in this unique volume. McAnally retells the little known history of C Company, 31st Construction Battalion, and their heroic acts during the early days of the Battle of Iwo Jima. He details his j...

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