by William Charles Matthews
A descendant of the original settlers of Maryland in 1634, William Charles Matthews writes, “There has been a Matthews in every war from the Revolution through World War II. We all loved America and hurt when it hurt and rejoiced when it rejoiced.”
In Rhymes N' Times: The Greatest Generation, he sings of the millions of average GIs and citizens who worked day and night to save America, as he highlights United States history.
In 1942, during wartime setbacks, Matthews’s father, a staunch patriot and a colorful ex-steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River, said, “Don’t worry about our winning the war; this country will prevail—because good will always overcome evil!”
He was right.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In 1940, after war broke out in Europe, William Charles Matthews went to work in a Martin aircraft factory making B-26 bombers. In 1944, he joined United States Army Infantry and was honorably discharged in 1946.
After the war, he graduated from electronics school, married a Chicago woman, and moved to Chicago, where he worked for two companies in the Chicago area and as a field engineer throughout the country for forty-six years. He became known as “Mr. Sound” and wrote numerous articles in trade magazines.
(2005, paperback, 56 pages)
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