Mar 3, 2017


Award-Winning Authors Schedule Book Signing in Woonsocket

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Posted by: Craig

Award-Winning Authors Schedule Book Signing in Woonsocket

The Miller Family joins local WWII US Navy veteran, Richard Fazzio at Museum of Work and Culture

 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, JANUARY 30, 2017— The Miller Family, winners of the 2017 Ella Dickey Literacy Award for their work in preserving WWII veterans’ stories, will be signing their highly- acclaimed book, Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:30 p.m. at the Museum of Work and Culture (42 South Main) in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.  On hand at the book signing will be Richard Fazzio, WWII US Navy veteran, whose harrowing D-Day story as a Higgins boat coxswain at Omaha Beach is featured. Books will be available to purchase at the time of the book signing.

Soldiers’ Stories is a compilation of 140+ stories about ordinary men and women who sacrificed during the Second World War. This captivating book includes stories about four WWII veterans from Woonsocket, Rhode Island.  Richard Fazzio, Normand Malo, Raymond Peloquin, and Eugene Godin are represented among a mix of heroes from around the world who served in the Pacific Theater, European Theater, and stateside during WWII.


Traveling from Missouri, three of the five family members will be signing books; Myra Miller, Ph.D., Ken Miller (illustrator), and Marshall Miller.


About The Miller Family




Myra Miller, Ken Miller, Del Miller, Marshall Miller, and Lynette Miller Ballard are the five adult children of Myron H. Miller, S/Sgt who served in the United States Armed Forces from 1942-1946 during WWII in the European Theater Operation. Growing up in the small, rural community of Dixon, Missouri, the children of Myron and Dolores Gates Miller went off to college and lived their lives until, decades later, found themselves together again on a road of discovery

concerning their father’s war. During that process, they knew that there were not enough stories about their own father to fill an entire book and realized that other families might have stories and photos to share. Thus, the idea for Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs was born in February 2016.

Through one crazy trip, hard work, and combined efforts, the book was published in December 2016. The full-color, 338- page book features over 140 stories and 500 photos/illustrations of ordinary men and women who sacrificed during WWII.


Myra, Marshall, and Lynette live in St. Louis, Missouri. Ken lives in Dixon, Missouri, and Del resides in Denver, Colorado. Dayna Linton is the book producer/publisher with BookWise Publishing located in Riverton, Utah, (208) 604-1138,