We recently marked Veterans Day, honoring those who have served the country in the military. But with each passing year there are fewer and fewer surviving veterans of World War II to recognize and thank. And there fewer opportunities to hear their first hand accounts of that era.
That’s what makes a new book from Mitch Topal worth a read. It’s called “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story.”
Firmani, an Elsmere resident, was a 23-year-old Second Lieutenant during World War II and the co-pilot on 25 bombing missions over Germany and France between December 23, 1944 and April 20, 1945.
In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews Topal and Firmani about “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story” – and starts with an excerpt from the book's forward