❰Reading❯ ➶ The Indomitable Florence Finch Author Robert J. Mrazek – Heartforum.co.uk The story of an unsung World War II hero who saved countless American lives in the PhilippinesWhen Florence Finch died at the age of 101 few of her Ithaca NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipi The story of an unsung World War II hero who saved countless American lives in the PhilippinesWhen Florence Finch died at the age of few of her Ithaca NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipina native was a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient whose courage and sacrifice were unsurpassed in the Pacific War against Japan Long accustomed to keeping her secrets close in service of the Allies she waited fifty years to reveal the story of those dramatic and harrowing days to her own childrenFlorence was an unlikely warrior She relied on her own intelligence and fortitude to survive on her own from the age of seven facing bigotry as a mixed race mestiza with the dual heritage of her American serviceman father and Filipina motherAs the war drew ever closer to the Philippines Florence fell in love with a dashing American naval intelligence agent Charles Bing Smith In the wake of Bing's sudden death in battle Florence transformed from a mild mannered young wife into a fervent resistance fighter She conceived a bold plan to divert tons of precious fuel from the Japanese army which was then sold on the black market to provide desperately needed medicine and food for hundreds of American POWs In constant peril of arrest and execution Florence fought to save others even as the Japanese police closed inWith a wealth of original sources including taped interviews personal journals and unpublished memoirs The Indomitable Florence Finch unfolds against the Bataan Death March the fall of Corregidor and the daily struggle to survive a brutal occupying force Military historian and former Congressman Robert J Mrazek brings to light this long hidden American patriot.
Robert Jan Mrazek was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing the rd Congressonal District on Long Island for most of the sHe was born in Newport Rhode Island but grew up in Huntington New York He graduated from Cornell University in In he entered the United States Navy Mrazek was elected as a Democrat to the th United States Congres.
- 288 pages
- The Indomitable Florence Finch
- Robert J. Mrazek
- 10 October 2015 Robert J. Mrazek