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Overview So Great a Heritage is a collection of 150 letters from a Christian soldier to his family during World War II. They are the letters that Cecil Turner faithfully wrote his parents. The authors desire in writing this book is to connect readers with this pivotal period of our nation so we know whom to thank for the blessings we all enjoy today. So Great a Heritage will bless every heart that welcomes the past and yearns for eternity!
Publishers Description So Great a Heritage is a collection of 150 letters from a Christian soldier to his family during World War II. Author Kathie Turner Jackson collected the letters that Cecil Turner faithfully wrote his parents from boot camp before the United States declared war, continuing through the postwar occupation of Germany. The letters paint a complete picture of the war by a Texas country boy whose faith in God carried him through years of separation, danger, and trials. Kathie fills in the details of Turner's Division from his journal and official records that he was neither willing nor permitted by censors to include in correspondence. The most overwhelming message, however, comes from the faith that endured trials lasting almost five years. The author's desire in writing this book is to connect readers with this pivotal period of our nation so we know whom to thank for the blessings we all enjoy today. So Great a Heritage will bless every heart that welcomes the past and yearns for eternity
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Kathie Turner Jackson was born to a Christian farm family on the South Plains of Texas and became a Christian herself while kneeling beside her parents? bed at age six. She met her husband, Mike, while attending Wayland Baptist University where she received a biology degree and teaching certification. After traveling and teaching overseas, they returned to Texas where they raised their three children.
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A valuable contribution Sep 28, 2009
Ms. Jackson has written a fine account of a Christian soldier who lived through the terror of World War II in a combat unit, the 36th Infantry Division. Ms. Jackson's father was a radio telephone operator who fought with the Texas Division up the spine of Italy and through to the end of the war. She discovered his letters home and, upon going through them, realized what a valuable contribution such records are to the knowledge of the real lives of real people whose sacrifices, fear, losses, and never-ending hope got them through the relentless misery of fighting uphill every day, week after week and month after month. This book is an essential title for your WWII shelf of non-fiction history.