How To Research and Write Your Military Memoirs (PDF)

Or Your Father’s or Grandfather’s … In 1989, when Bill McGee retired, on his “bucket list” was to write for his U.S. Navy Personnel Service Records. When they arrived, they triggered memories and questions, particularly about the aftermaths of two major Japanese attacks he was subjected to in June 1943 during his Navy duty in the Solomons campaigns in World War II. His search for answers took him on a journey that lasted more than 25 years, and during which he authored five WWII military histories—one on the U.S. Marine Corps Required Reading List for military logistics. He is frequently asked how to go about researching and writing military memoirs, and encourages future military memoirists to download this free read and give it a try.  

How To Research and Write Your Naval Military Memoirs (PDF)