Join us for a Book Talk with Kansas author Gerri Wetta Hilger, discussing her new release Our Duty.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
Our Duty follows the shenanigans of Polly and Aggie, student nurses in Wichita during WWII, as they struggle to graduate. Aggie joins the Army Air Corps where she qualifies to be flight nurse and Polly stayed behind to help on the home front. Through their letters the reader learns of the difficulties faced by the under-recognized group of brave women.
The book is based on real events in the lives of important people in the author’s life, including her mother, one of her best friends, uncles and others who have been special blessings in her life. With ties to Wellington, the book notes the work of citizens to welcome and feed the soldiers on the troop trains which passed through town.