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Two veterans to share published wartime experiences in Palmerton

Published November 10. 2010 05:00PM

A pair of Cumberland County veterans whose wartime experiences appear in books will be live and in person on Veterans Day.

Edward Kyler of Camp Hill, and Grant Lee of Enola, will speak of their experiences at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palmerton VFW, 2020 Forest Inn Road.

At that time, the two veterans, whose stories appear in the books "World War II: In Their Own Words", and "World War II Reflections" will give a formal presentation and book signing event.

The event will be presented by Blue Ridge Communications and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). The public is invited to the free event. Light refreshments will be served.

Kyler, who joined the army on his 18th birthday, was a paratrooper and a member of the 101st Airborne Division. Lee, a gunner on a LST, transported men and supplies for the D-Day invasion, and also served in the invasion of Okinawa.

Both "World War II: In Their Own Words" and "World War II Reflections" are collections of interviews with Pennsylvania World War II veterans from all branches of the service.

The books are based on the award-winning television series on PCN titled "World War II: In Their Own Words" that consisted of more than 200 hours of discussions with veterans from all branches of the armed services.

The books are also available as audio book versions with 10 CDs containing nearly 10 hours of discussions with veterans in their own voices.

For more information, or to hear a sample chapter from one of the books, visit the PCN website at

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