Miyoko Hikiji “All I Could Be”

July 15th, 2013

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American women in the military are now allowed to take combat roles.

But long before that official decision was made, Miyoko Hikiji, a young woman from Iowa, found herself in Iraq in the early days of the war, doing one of the most dangerous jobs there was….

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Hikiji was a truck driver, traveling across roads studded with IEDs, bringing critically needed ammunition and supplies to the men in combat.

Now, in her book “All I Could Be,”: Miyoko Hikiji tells it just the way it was.

She calls it “part military history, part personal revelation, part therapy, the stuff of so many war stories that have become a vital part of the great American tradition.”

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Karen Fisher-Alaniz “Breaking the Code”

December 4th, 2012

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When she was growing up in the ’60s and ’70s, Karen Fisher-Alaniz had little interest in her father’s experience in the Navy in World War II. And Murray Fisher had little to say about it, anyway.

Until the day he gave his daughter a collection of over 400 pages of letters he had written home to his parents during the war.

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From that moment on, Karen Fisher-Alaniz knew she could not leave questions unanswered any longer.

And what she discovered, about her own father, amazed, astonished, and humbled her in ways she never expected.

Her book is called “Breaking the Code.”

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