Robert Humbert's New Book Offers Glimpse into World of WWII
Robert Humbert's new book "WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home: From Nigeria, Arabia and Turkey" (published by AuthorHouse) collects his wartime correspondences with his future wife into one work that presents a narrative of hope, determination and love.
"WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home" is the unique story of a soldier from Muncie, Ind., who served as an Air Corps weather observer in West Africa and the Middle East. In letters written daily to his fiancé, Humbert reported not only his impression of the weatherman's life as it really was, but also candid observations of people and places in distant lands.
An excerpt from "WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home":
Daily our ranks grow thinner. We who once sprang at a single bound to the top of a double bunk now find ourselves mildly embarrassed when the cafeteria waitress asks us if we need help with our tray. Sometimes in the quiet of a long night, we think back. And we remember.
Humbert hopes that the example of his narrative, his letters, will help readers realize that "... wars have always been a part of life, and by realizing this be able to protect themselves."
About the Author
Robert Humbert was born in Muncie, Ind. He earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Ball State Teachers College. After serving as a weather observer in World War II, he became a teacher in the fields of science, mathematics and English. His wife, Mozelle, was also a teacher. They are now retired.
Humbert has served as the president of various organizations, including the Indiana Inventors Association and holds a U.S. patent. He is an amateur radio operator with a general class license. His hobbies are gardening, photography, travel and the design of new products. He and his wife have a son, Richard, and a daughter, Kathryn. They reside in Marion, Indiana, in a home of their own design and construction.
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