About the author:
Charlene Briggs is an environmental scientist and educator. She teaches Environmental Science at Temple University as an adjunct professor. To promote ecological literacy, she facilitates the development of outdoor classrooms, local food networks and sustainable landscapes.
She previously worked in water quality assessment for EPA, conservation easement monitoring for the Brandywine Conservancy, as scientist-in-residence in the public schools and as the Executive Director of the Chester County, PA Land Preservation Program and Agricultural Development Council. Charlene also co-created/owned the Lionville Natural Pharmacy Health Food Store.
Charlene is one of 110 Internationally Registered Bach Flower Essence Practitioners. In her Flower Essence Therapy practice, she uses integrative plant medicine to help individuals and families relieve stress, heal trauma and restore emotional balance and vitality.
Charlene collaborated with her father, David J. Lemal, to share his story in Letters to Lida. Visit her website at www.letterstolida.com.
by Charlene Briggs
Size: 7.5 x 9.25 / 408 pages
Paperback / $20.00
Letters to Lida is an historical account of World War II in the words of B-29 tail-gunner, Staff Sergeant David J. Lemal. The story is based on 150 letters David wrote to his mother, Lida, during the war and his reflections, as he read those letters to his daughter, nearly seventy years later.
For the first time since 1945, Staff Sergeant David J. Lemal shared details of his World War II experience, including his combat missions over Japan. These compelling war stories missed the letters and history books.
Letters to Lida illustrates the fortitude of a vanishing generation and offers an inside glimpse into the harsh realities of a soldier's life before, during and after combat and the secrets many of those World War II soldiers never shared. The book illuminates the silent costs of conflict and the power of love to triumph over the indignities of war. It is a story told by a soldier and his daughter.