Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Rita Cosby author of Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Fathers’ Past.
QUIET HERO: Secrets from My Father’s Past (Simon & Schuster, May 2010) by three-time Emmy winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby is now in bookstores. But the book is unlike anything the former Fox News Channel and MSNBC primetime show-host and current special correspondent for CBS’s Inside Edition has ever written or reported.
This book is about Cosby’s father, Ryszard Kossobudzki, a Polish Resistance fighter during World War II, who was badly wounded, captured by the Nazis, held in a POW camp, escaped and ultimately rescued by American military forces after retrieving handwritten directions-to-freedom wrapped in a chocolate bar and dropped to Kossobudzki and his comrades by a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot.
After the war, Kossobudzki (today 84), “met [and married] a nice Danish girl,” he says, left his native Poland for America, anglicized his name to Richard Cosby (as so many immigrants did in those days), and started a family, naming his now-celebrity daughter, Rita, after a cousin Rita who also served in the resistance.
What the elder Cosby did not do is tell his story to his children the past was simply too dark to dredge up until now. Excerpt from W. Thomas Smith, Jr of Military.com.
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