A Daughter's Quest: Retracing My Father's Footsteps During World War II by Laura Smail Sims


Merging the genres of memoir, military history, personal autobiography, and travel essay, this book tells of a daughter’s quest to learn of the father she never knew. With the help of local informants, a trusted and astute Italian guide, as well as her son’s technical expertise, they miraculously discovered the sites where her infantryman father was Killed in Action (KIA) in 1944 and temporarily buried in the hills north of Rome during the Italian Campaign of World War II.

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