This week we honor our Armed Forces and have a very special story to share with you on the Mary’s Touch program:
Edward C. Larson shares his military story and experience of Survivor’s Grief. In 1943, Edward went to war. He was sent to the far reaches of western China, to a place nestled in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas-the infamous Hump-to fly whatever aircraft he could coax into the skies. He was one of the youngest pilots in the China-Burma-India Theater.
Before his deployment to China, Larson served as a single-engine flight instructor for the USAAF, including training members of the Women Auxiliary Service Program (WASPs). With termination of the flight-training program, he was assigned to a B-24 training program and then transferred to the China-Burma-India Theater of War as a copilot/pilot of transport aircraft.
Edward is also the author of “Spear-Carrier in a Backwater War”, the story of manic devotion to airplanes and all things flying in a time when the world experienced vast and remarkable changes.
The cover and book design was created by one of our very own, Sheila Setter, who worked with Mary’s Touch for many year’s.