By Rita Cosby
Quiet Hero is also a rare glimpse into the deeply personal story of the effects of war on those who fight and their families. Cosby reveals how her own father became a POW who was saved by US troops. Her fatherÂ’s story is one of sheer courage and patriotism as he battled the Nazis in WWII as a teenage resistance fighter, escaping in the sewers and ultimately weighing only 90 pounds (standing six feet tall) when he was rescued. CosbyÂ’s father never discussed his visible and invisible scars until now, and as a result, the journey has caused father and daughter to reunite after decades of estrangement.
Quiet Hero has also become required reading in psychology and social work courses focused on trauma and recovery in several US universities, including NYU and Fordham. Her father received a special commendation from the prestigious Medal of Honor Society for his bravery.
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