Marcia L. Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII. As an "Angel of Bataan," she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. This is her story, told through her letters and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother. The book was awarded a biography medal by the Military Writers Society of America in 2012 and an Honorable Mention by the Hollywood Book Festival in 2013. It was also featured in the TV documentary, Our Wisconsin: Military History of America's Dairyland on WKOW-TV in Madison.
You can also see the book trailer here.
And here is an interview I did on the Morning Scramble, talking about the book.
This book is also available as an audio book, which adds a whole new dimension to the story.
I've been tremendously pleased and humbled by the way this book has continued to touch people. There are so many untold stories out there or people who lived through this extraordinary time, yet every year we lose more of them. I would strongly encourage anyone who has or knows a story about a family member like this to write it down. It's history we don't want to lose.