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Daughter Commemorates Her Father's WWII Service Through the Letters He Wrote Home

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NEEDHAM, Mass. - eTradeWire -- After the parents of Paula Roberts had died, she was sorting through their possessions at the home they shared for many years in Scotia, New York, across the Mohawk River from Schenectady. She found a trunk that contained hundreds of letters that her father, Paul Roberts, had written to her mother, Bernice, while he was serving in the U.S Army during World War II.

The letters provide vivid details of his experiences in boot camp, then Officer Candidate School, on the battlefield in Europe as Allied Forces pushed into Germany, where he suffered a serious wound from German artillery fire, to his long recovery in England and back in the States.

And now, all of these components have been carefully curated and assembled into a book with her annotations to the letters that brings together the entire story. Sealed With a Kiss, named after how her father ended his letters to her mother, provides a unique record of the everyday hopes, dreams, and events in the lives of a couple separated by war but connected by love.

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Author Paula Roberts, a resident of Needham, Massachusetts, is available for both in-person and virtual events featuring a presentation based on her book, and media interviews. Additional information about the book and how to contact the author is provided below.

Sealed With a Kiss

The World War II Love Letters of Second Lieutenant Paul E. Roberts, 320th Rifle Infantry Regiment, United States Army

Paula B. Roberts, Author (Needham, MA)

Brett Peruzzi, Editor

Rob Levine, Book Designer / Art Director

Published by Damianos Publishing

7 x 10", 250 pages, 54 illustrations

Paperback $19.95, ISBN 9781941573907

Publication date: 12/29/23

Book Description:

In late 1942, as World War II raged, 19-year-old Paul Roberts left college and enlisted in the United States Army. After completing basic training and Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 320th Rifle Infantry Regiment. He and his regiment fought their way through France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany against the Nazis until he was seriously wounded in March of 1945.

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Throughout his wartime odyssey, he wrote hundreds of letters to his fiancée Bernice back home in upstate New York. His correspondence provides not only an intimate view of a relationship challenged but ultimately strengthened by separation and adversity, but a historic yet personal perspective of the war in Europe by one of the men who led troops into battle during the world's deadliest conflict.

Books are available at these locations:

Silver Street Media: https://silverstreetmedia.com/products/sealed-with-a-kiss

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1941573908

For more information, contact:

Paula Roberts


Brett Peruzzi

Source: Peruzzi Communications
Filed Under: Books

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