I just received a wonderful letter from Michael Douglass of Cortland NY:
Dear Dr. Way
Wow, what a great book! Thank you for making the effort to put those men and women's stories forever in our minds. We Were There was great and made me that much prouder of my dad and being an American. My dad was in the Pacific, island-hopping for 4 months before he got several diseases which took him out of combat and may have saved his life. I feel like a complete wimp compared to what those men and women went through. We all have a great life thanks to them. There doesn't seem to be any way to ever pay our debt of gratitude to them. Thank you so much for getting their stories together and putting them out there for all of us to read and understand a little of what they went through. I hope our paths cross some day so I can shake your hand in thanks. I am an avid hiker, paddler, and lover of the Adirondacks.
Thank YOU Mike for your wonderful review- you made my day!!