When Russ Dalton’s mother Sandy passed away in 2018, his sister Janet found a trove of letters their father Bob, a soldier in Patton’s Third Army, had sent during his deployment to Germany. Earlier this year, Russ and Janet published a book, “Love Letters from World War II: Robert W. Dalton’s WW II Service” that is an assembly of some of their dad’s letters and photos. It offers a first-person account of an average GI’s war experience and an intimate glimpse into the lives of two members of the Greatest Generation. Russ, a UCI political science research professor, tells the UCI podcast how that war affected family relations and touched all of their lives.
To get the latest episodes of the UCI Podcast delivered automatically, subscribe at:
Apple Podcasts – Google Podcasts – Stitcher – Spotify