Approximately 90 percent of the men who served America in WWII came from the graduating classes of 1942 and 1943. Richard Powers was one of these men, who transformed from a citizen to a soldier.
Ronald Powers’ new book, One Man in Ten Million, tells the story of his father, Richard Powers, a young Pennsylvanian man who joined in the 104th infantry regiment during WWII. Richard had no prior military training, but he worked hard in order to protect his country, not to gain badges or recognition.
Upon Powers’ extensive research, he was concerned that many of the stories of WWII veterans would disappear forever. Powers studied dozens of books and first-hand accounts of the war, learning stories his father never told him. His book outlines the daring journey of a selfless generation who offered their all to keep their country safe. Combining history and personal accounts, readers followed Richard Power’s’ journey from his enlistment t0 his return home.
About the author
Ronald Powers is a retired school administrator who wanted to share the story of his late father, a WWII veteran. After being diagnosed with leukemia, Powers retired and now spends his time writing, stamp collecting and reading over 250 books per year. Currently Powers plans to publish his second book and lives with his wife in Pennsylvania.