Author Noonie Fortin writes from direct experience when she suggests ways to reach young Americans about their predecessors’ labors of love for our country at war. Most of this book’s wartime reminiscences are about women: military personnel, USO performers, Red Cross workers, Martha Raye and other Hollywood stars, mothers of those who gave their lives, but men also contributed their stories about legend Martha Raye.
Fortin shares her experiences of speaking to and participating with Veterans and community groups all over the country since her first book, Memories of Maggie, was published (1995).
About the Author
Noonie was co-chair for the Medals for Maggie Committee of Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans in Albany, NY, which spearheaded Veterans’ effort for Martha’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. Fortin’s articles have been published in newspapers, journals, and Veterans publications. A Vietnam Era Veteran, Noonie served over twenty years in the Army Reserves before retiring. She presently resides in Albany, NY and Florida. In June, 2000, she was awarded the Arts and Media Award by the State of Tennessee Vietnam Veterans. She is a full-time speaker on subjects relating to patriotism, women who have served in various capacities in the military. LangMarc also published Memories of Maggie. Check out Noonie Fortin’s website for information on forthcoming books and presentations.