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World War II - a Combat Medic's Story

  • Hope Public Library 443 Camden Rd Hope, ME, 04847 United States (map)

Legacy Preserves' client Paul Marshall has published his memoir, Maine Boy Goes to War; and the Story of Mizpah. He will be giving a talk at the Hope Public Library on October 9 at 7pm about his WWII experiences as a combat medic in Europe. 

Paul Marshall of Hope is a retired United Methodist Minister. Marshall grew up in the woods of northern Maine under the shadow of Katahdin. He lived a poor but idyllic childhood in a one-room tarpaper shack with his parents and six siblings. His world changed when he was called to serve as a combat medic during World War II. In Europe he saw so much destruction and despair that images that would haunt him forever. Two decades after the war Marshall was given a chance of a lifetime to turn the tide of destruction to hope. In 1964, with his wife and three children, he moved to a south Pacific island lagoon called Truk, where he built and ran a school for future Micronesian leaders. 

Paul will also be giving talks about WWII at the Camden Public Library on October 14 at 7pm, and at the Rockport Public Library on November 19 at 6:30pm.