East aurora native and world war ii veteran luciano ¡°louis¡± c.Graziano is believed to be the last living eyewitness to the formal surrender of germany at the ¡°little red schoolhouse¡± in reims, france. Of that monumental moment in history on may 7, 1945, graziano says that at the time he did not realize the gravity of it. ¡°I just took it as it came.I was 22.I didn¡¯t think too much about anything.I just did what i had to do, ¡± the now 96-Year-Old army veteran said. But as the years flew by, he came to understand the significance. ¡°I was honored to be in that room,¡± Graziano wrote in his recently published book, ¡°A Patriot¡¯s Memoirs of World War II-Through my eyes, heart and soul.¡± As the last eyewitness, graziano is now in demand for his insights.In june, he spoke at the dwight d.Eisenhower presidential library during events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the june 6, 1944, d-Day invasion of normandy. ¡°To the best of our knowledge, we believe he is the last surviving witness,¡± said Lisa Kijowski, a spokesperson for the Eisenhower Foundation.¡°Everyone enjoyed him and what he had to say.¡± So how did the young master sergeant end up in the war room of the schoolhouse packed with dignitaries from the victorious allied forces and defeated germans there to sign the ¡°instrument of surrender¡±? East aurora native luciano ¡°louis¡± c.Graziano, in his army uniform during world war ii. (Courtesy of luciano graziano) The short answer is:Graziano knew how to work with his hands. After leaving grammar school, he worked in masonry with his italian immigrant father, pietro.But when graziano¡¯s sister phyllis opened a beauty parlor in east aurora, he put aside his bricks and mason's trowel for scissors and other tools of beauty. ¡°I did everything, haircuts, hair dyeing, permanent waves, ¡± he said. Graziano enjoyed the work so much that he would make a lifelong career of it.But when a draft notice arrived in january 1943, he left the beauty parlor for the ugly business of war. The army recognized his work ethic and natural abilities and Light Up Roller Skate in england assigned him to head a unit of 35 soldiers, who specialized in everything from carpentry to stringing telephone cable.When they arrived in reims, graziano was charged with keeping all of the buildings occupied by americans in working order. Among those structures was the little red schoolhouse, and that¡¯s how he got into the war room to watch the german commanders surrender. But for that history-Making moment to happen, the fight needed to be taken straight to the german homeland.And that's what happened when then-Gen.Eisenhower, the supreme commander of allied forces in europe, ordered the d-Day invasion.Graziano and thousands of other troops crossed the english channel in what was the biggest amphibious invasion in history. ¡°I was in the third wave at Omaha Beach.I drove a gasoline truck off the lst [landing ship tank] onto the shore.Then i jumped out of it and got my machine gun and other equipment.I laid down with dead soldiers on the beach and i creeped up toward the cliff.The germans were shooting down at us. ¡°When I got to the cliff, I got my flame thrower.I shot up underneath the bunker.It lit up the grass and brush and with all that on fire, the germans had to get out of it.Then i shot my flare gun up in the sky.I figured the navy would see it. ¡°They shot from their ships and knocked out the bunker.They knew what i wanted.They were shooting over our heads and giving us protection.I lost two of my men that day, ¡± graziano said. Months later in the battle of the bulge, germany's last major offensive during one of europe's worst winters on record, graziano and his captain climbed into an unheated jeep and set out on a nocturnal mission.Their job was to locate a company of gen.George s.Patton's troops who were needed in bastogne, but had somehow gotten lost. ¡°It was snowing terrible.It was near zero or below.We found them the next morning.There was a whole company of them, 500 or 600 in trucks.Bastogne was quite a ways.It took us a couple days.¡± By the end of the Light Up Sneakers mission, graziano said his feet were frostbitten. ¡°They put me in the infirmary.They said i got there just in time, that they would have had to cut my feet off.I was in the infirmary about three weeks.Then they said if i wanted to get back out with my company i had to wear a pair of shoes a size bigger.My size was 12 and i had to have a size 14 and wear two pairs of socks.I told my mess sergeant, ¡®you better find me those shoes.¡¯ ¡± The cold winter of 1944-45 faded in the spring when Graziano's heart melted after he spotted the woman he would marry. East aurora native luciano ¡°louis¡± c.Graziano married his wife, eula ¡°bobbie¡± shaneyfelt, during world war ii at a courthouse in reims, france, on oct.2, 1945.He was an army master sergeant and she was a women's army corps staff sergeant. (Courtesy of luciano graziano) ¡°My buddy said, ¡®Let¡¯s go to the ball game to watch the ladies playing ball.¡¯ I saw this lady pitching and I said, ¡®Who is that?¡¯ My buddy¡¯s girlfriend said, ¡®She¡¯s my best friend.Her name is bobbie.¡¯ I went the next day to the office where she worked and talked to her.I made a date with her.¡± Women's army corps staff sgt.Eula ¡°bobbie¡± shaneyfelt, who hailed from hartselle, ala., stood Graziano up.He persisted and romance bloomed.They were married in the reims courthouse on oct.2, 1945, and honeymooned in Paris for a week. ¡°We got married by a priest when we got discharged and arrived back in New York, ¡± Graziano wrote in his book.Their 62-Year marriage ended when she died on feb.6, 2007, which was Graziano¡¯s 84th birthday. After the war, they had settled in thomson, ga., where Graziano opened Louis Hair Styling Salon to support their family of five children.His daughter moira johnson now runs the business but he still cuts the hair of some of his longtime customers. ¡°My ladies just won¡¯t let me quit, ¡± Graziano quipped. Johnson and other family members helped him put together his book, which Led Light Shoes is based on handwritten notes he jotted down over the decades whenever he remembered something about the war. One of graziano's most exciting moments since liferich publishing published his memoir earlier this year was when he met mary jean eisenhower during the d-Day ceremonies at her grandfather¡¯s presidential library in abilene, kansas. ¡°I presented her with my book, ¡± he said. ¡°She was very excited to meet him, ¡± said Kijowski, of the Eisenhower Foundation. It was not graziano's first meeting with an eisenhower. When he served as the utilities foreman with the 102nd infantry field artillery battalion, special headquarters command in reims, he met gen.Eisenhower. ¡°We put a special phone line in for Eisenhower at his quarters outside Reims.We ran lines through fields.We had to be careful because of land mines, ¡± graziano said of the top-Secret job he and another soldier, buck barnette, performed. When the job was completed, graziano and barnette spent the night at eisenhower¡¯s residence. ¡°General Eisenhower was good to us while we were there.He was a man i respected and looked up to.It was an honor to serve under him, ¡± graziano said in quoting from his book. And now this last living witness to the german surrender is planning to come back home to east aurora in september to visit relatives and, he hopes, sell copies of his memoir at book signing events he's trying to arrange. Johnson describes her father as ¡°a living piece of history,¡± who is part of the rightly named ¡°greatest generation.¡± ¡°That generation just went and did what they had to do,¡± she said.¡°Look what they did for the country.We¡¯re free today.¡± **** Luciano ¡°louis¡± c.Graziano, 96 Hometown:East aurora Residence:Thomson, ga. Branch:Army Rank:Master sergeant War zone:World war ii, european theater Years of service:January 1943 ¨C december 1946 Most prominent honors:European-African-Middle eastern campaign medal, world war ii victory medal, good conduct medal. Specialty:Utilities foreman As hundreds of lighted motorcycles made their way from quaker steak lube in richland township to central park on thursday night, jake owens, of indiana, could be seen weaving through crowds with his camera to capture the evening¡¯s spectacle.¡°I just love this kind of stuff, ¡± he said.Owens has made the trip from indiana county to johnstown for the past three years to attend the hot nights/cool lights night parade.¡°You don¡¯t see stuff like this every day or every month for that matter, ¡± Owens said.¡°I bumped into this parade a few years back, and it just Womens Light Up Shoes pulled me in.Now i guess you can call me a permanent Roller Skates Shoes fixture here on thunder thursdays. ¡°It¡¯s just something about the lights, the roar of the bikes and the unity of so many people here, Home ¡± he said. Buy Heelys Soap Shoes, Heelys For Girls Size 10 For SaleBuy Heelys Skechers, Mens Heelys Size 13 For SaleBuy Heelys Soap Shoes, Heelys For Girls Size 10 For SaleDiy Heelys For Sale 2019 Outlet OnlineBuy Heelys Soap Shoes, Heelys For Girls Size 10 For SaleRookie Retro Roller Skates Purple Glitter Shoes For Sale 2019 Outlet OnlineKaufen Sie g??nstige asics laufschuhe zum Verkauf 2019 Outlet OnlineBuy Best Shoe For Roller Skate Conversion, Roller Blades Attach Shoes Skate For SaleBuy Heelys Mexico, Heelys Grind N Roll 7530 For SaleKaufen Sie Billig Stiefel Herren Braun zum Verkauf 2019 Outlet OnlineKaufen Sie turnschuhe online shop zum Verkauf 2019 Outlet OnlineHow To Make Roller Skates With Shoes For Sale 2019 Outlet OnlineBuy Heelys How To, Heelys Shoes Womens For SaleBuy Heelys How To, Heelys Shoes Womens For SaleKaufen Sie Crocs Kinder Stiefel Gef¨¹ttert zum Verkauf 2019 Outlet Online Buy Men'S Heelys Size 9, How Much Does Heelys Cost For SaleBuy Heelys Soap Shoes, Heelys For Girls Size 10 For SaleBuy Men'S Heelys Size 9, How Much Does Heelys Cost For SaleKaufen Sie Crocs Kinder Stiefel Gef¨¹ttert zum Verkauf 2019 Outlet OnlineSkechers Light Up Shoes Stopped Working For Sale 2019 Outlet OnlineBuy Skate Rolling Shoes For Kids, Heels Roller Skate Shoes Kids4 For SaleBuy Heelys Skechers, Mens Heelys Size 13 For SaleRoller Skate Shoes Price In Malaysia Sony For Sale 2019 Outlet OnlineKaufen Sie turnschuhe online shop zum Verkauf 2019 Outlet OnlineMagic Occasions Catering - 404 File Not FoundBuy Heelys Skechers, Mens Heelys Size 13 For SaleBuy Service To Make Shoes Into Roller Skates, Over Shoe Roller Skate For SaleBuy Men'S Heelys Size 9, How Much Does Heelys Cost For SaleDiy Heelys For Sale 2019 Outlet OnlineRookie Retro Roller Skates Purple Glitter Shoes For Sale 2019 Outlet Online

GOOD BOOKS TO READ
                       For free, on deal or as a gift, for readers who love good stories.



Good Books to read
The Books Machine is the place where you will find the best collection of books to read. By signing up just with your email and in just one step, you will receive a daily selection of free Kindle books and deals and one thing that only our site offers:

Good books to read that are paid on other sites, specially gifted to you straight from their authors through The Books Machine.

Read them on your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android, Samsung, PC, or any other compatible gadget.



Start for Free Now!


Unique and exclusive advantages for the Readers and Writers of our community



Free Kindle Books = Reading + Social Marketing + Honest Review!
Advantages for the Author
Massive Publicity +
Quick Growth Of Honest Reviews

  • Massive Promotion
    24 hours a day

  • Target Readers
    Who are specifically interested in your book

  • Honest Reviews
    From real readers

  • Popularity
    Rapid growth of your reputation as an author

  • Direct Contact
    With readers who understand and appreciate your work

  • Visibility
    Without fame or record sales, your book will receive massive exposure

  • Selection
    The author decides who they'd like to gift their Kindle Books to as well as how many units to offer as free reads.

  • Control
    You rate the reader¡¯s commitment to the community

Advantages for the Reader
Free Reads + Direct Contact with
Great Books and Authors

  • Free
    Gifts from authors of books that would
    normally be charged for

  • Direct
    Contact with the authors that have gifted you their books

  • Read for free on
    Kindle, Ipad, PC and other compatible
    devices through free Kindle app.
    For aditional information click here

  • Variety
    Of the best works across all genres; budding authors as well as established names

  • Up-to-Date
    Continuous new release of books, descriptions and covers

  • Reputation
    Stronger Reputation = + Free Reads!

Facebook Google Plus Twitter
Ebooks to enjoy Free Kindle Books Books to read

Good books to read

here, your own place.

Welcome dear reader to The Book Machine. Let¡¯s share together this very rich and marvelous universe, where good reading becomes affordable for your means, but with no loss in quality. Here you will find the best books to read, free of charge, at the best price and also in our unique modality on the Internet: books that are paid on other sites, gifted directly by their authors through The Books Machine!

We live at an exciting time regarding progress, information and the very challenges of a world in constant change. Among this vertigo, there, in a very cozy place, our inner self, demands some solace, and experiences which reward us inwardly. On The Books Machine we believe that good books to read are not only a pastime, but indispensable fellow travelers, those ebooks that go next to you on your life journey, nurtured by your feelings and experiences, suddenly transporting you to a place different from your daily life.

We will proud if you take part in this experience, and if you join the thousand of readers that accompany us. You are awaited by authors that will engross you in their stories through the best books to read in the comfort of your gadgets (Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android, Samsung, PC and or any other compatible device).

You will find a selection of ebooks on deal, free Kindle books, exclusive gifted books and the most important thing we can offer you: a place for you to rekindle with your inner pleasure and good books to read.

If you are not still our reader, sign up now, in just one step, just with your email in the following link:  Start For Free Now!


The latest articles and news
       to help you find good books to read, free Kindle books and more.


A fast paced thriller
When Jacob Hanley discovers that the withered old man who died in ... Read more
 
For lovers of a good read: Video launch
The Books Machine, your home on the Internet with the best deals and free Kindle books... Read more
 
Terrifying and gripping story!
Award-winning author David C. Cassidy draws you into a realm of terror, a world unlike... Read more





Contact
Disclaimer

Copyright2014 - All Rights Reserved.
°®ÇéÊÇÐèÒªÔËÓªµÄ£¬Ë­¶¼ÏëÓµÓÐÒ»¸öÉÍÐÄÔÃÄ¿µÄÁíÒ»°ë·ÛÄÛ¹«Ö÷¾ÆÄðµ°·áÐØ¡£²úºó×öºÃ·áÐØ´ëÊ©£¬²»½öÊǶÔ×Ô¼º£¬Ò²ÊǶÔ×Ô¼ºµÄ°®È˸ºÔ𣬸øËûÒ»¸öÍêÃÀµÄ×Ô¼º·ÛÄÛ¹«Ö÷¡£²úºóÔõô¿Æѧ·áÐØ£¿ÌôÑ¡ÁõÑàÄðÖÆ£¬×öÒ»¸öÃÀÀöµÄ¡°´óÅ®ÈË¡±¡£ÄÇôµ½µ×ÄÄÒ»ÖÖ·áÐزúÆ·ºÃÄزúºó·áÐØ·½·¨£¿Ð¡±à½ñÌì¸ø´ó¼ÒÍƼöÒ»¿îÎÅÃû·áÐØÆ·ÅÆ¡ª¡ªÁõÑàÄðÖÆ·áÔÏ˪£¬ÖÊÁ¿ºÃ£¬ºÃÆÀ¶à¡£Ò»ÆðÀ´ÈÏʶһÏ°ɷáÐØ´ïÈË£¡