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A powerful American tragedy… 

You  Are Not Forgotten

A Family’s Quest for Truth and The Founding of the National League of Families  

Evelyn Grubb and Carol Jose

ISBN13 978-0-918339-71-3;  | Hardcover |360 pgs,  | 6x9 | Illustrated | Acid Free Paper | Index |  $27.95  September 2008

….It is only through the recording of incidents like the ones you will read about here, in the pages of You Are Not Forgotten, that we can study them, and hopefully learn from that experience.
Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State

… would make John F. Kennedy proud – this is a real life “profile in courage” by a remarkable woman who never gave up even though her nation did…read it and weep
Don Shepperd, CNN Military Analyst
, co-author, Bury Us Upside Down 

… a poignant story of remembering those who live in history, reside in our hearts, and rest forever in the arms of God.
Carmella LaSpada, Founder, No Greater Love

Evie and I were friends and colleagues beginning in 1969…. I was proud to work with her as we plowed new ground.…You Are Not Forgotten relates in amazing detail the history of the National League of Families, a story that has needed telling.  I’m grateful that now it has been told.
Phyllis Galanti, Chairman, National League of  Families of American POW/MIA, October 1972--February 1973

Reading this book, the memories came flooding back...those were tough times for all of us. Thank you for what you've done for the Grubb family, and for all of us, in recording this dark moment of our lives...and the history of the courage shown by our waiting families, that today still makes us proud. It's good to be free and back together again, in our own USA. For those troops and POWs who gave their all, or are still missing, and their families, the POW/MIA flag and this riveting book tell it truthfully: “You Are Not Forgotten."
Marlene and USN (Retired)Capt. John "Mike" McGrath, POW/MIA Historian,  former Vietnam POW, Author of Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi

In You Are Not Forgotten, you’re along with them as Newk’s wife Evie, my wife Helen, and thousands of wives and families of POW/MIA wage their incredible national and international battle to save, protect and repatriate captive and missing U.S. servicemen. From the depths of despair, the newly formed National League of Families of POW/MIA evolved into a force of great determination that had to be seriously considered in any negotiations. Their sacrifice should be a source of inspiration and enlightenment to all. They never gave up on us─and still haven’t!
Helen and Colonel Alan L. Brunstrom USAF (Retired), Newk Grubb’s Wingman, and a Vietnam POW 1966-1973

You Are Not Forgotten is her [Evelyn Grubb]  story of [the POWs] families’ encounters with foreign and domestic governments during Vietnam, and POW and MIA policies. Military collections will find it an invaluable memoir. 
The Bookwatch

      You Are Not Forgotten is a story of courage, honor, and personal growth told by the woman who lived it. Evelyn Fowler Grubb was an American heroine and an eyewitness to the history recorded in this book. She was the wife of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Wilmer Newlin Grubb who was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966 and photographed alive and well at his capture. Throughout the course of the war, Evelyn and thousands of other wives and family members were unable to get information or contact their loved ones. The U.S. government was unable to get reliable information and was hesitant to release unconfirmed data. The North Vietnamese government refused to provide information, and completely ignored the Geneva Conventions. This book traces the heart-rending journey of these families through the life of Evelyn Grubb and her family. 

            You Are Not Forgotten is also the story of the founding of the National League of Families and its role in the history of the period. Without any experience in the development of organizations, Evelyn became one of the founding members of the National League of Families of POW/MIA. In 1971, she became its National Coordinator in Washington, D.C., and served on its Board of Directors until 1974. From 1966 to 1974 she transformed herself from wife and mother to a national and international advocate for the American POWs and MIAs.  In that capacity, together with hundreds of other POW/MIA family members, she lobbied relentlessly for enforcement of the Geneva Conventions, the humane treatment of POWs, and an accounting of our MIAs. While raising her four sons alone, she interacted with government officials at the highest levels in the United States-- including Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon--and in many other countries. After eight long and traumatic years of waiting and hoping, Evelyn and her family were officially notified that her beloved “Newk” had perished in captivity from unsubstantiated causes soon after his capture.

            You Are Not Forgotten is a significant history of the period. Just as importantly, however, it is the powerful, personal, and emotional journey of a group of strong and capable women and men who came together, grew in stature and cohesiveness to ensure that their husbands and loved ones would not be forgotten.  


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