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Final Flight Final Fight: My grandmother, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery

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When Arlington National Cemetery refused to accept my grandmother's last request to be laid to rest there, I refused to let her legacy as a veteran die along with her.

My grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, flew as a pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. Despite being part of the first group of women to fly for the United States Army, the WAS
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Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by 4336 Press, LLC
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Tiffany
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Miller's book was not only educational about the WASP and their role in history, but inspirational to future leaders who aspire to make a change. She does a wonderful job of highlighting who her grandmother was as well as who the WASP were and why they should be remembered. The book is a inspiration to anyone who wishes to change a law and have a lasting mark on society in a positive way. I highly suggest this be read by any woman, young or old, as a reminder of the power that exists inside ...more
Andrew Farkas
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a 13 year old boy who very much enjoyed reading this book. It was very touching how much Erin and her family went through, just to get "Gammy" recognized internationally. Her journey was tough, but that didn't stop her from doing what her grandmother wanted, and being buried how she hoped she would be. Reading this book shed a whole new light on the definition of perseverance. It taught me about all of the WASP.
Ryan Smeltzer
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Andie
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elaine Danforth Harmon’s dying wish was to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. She served in WWII as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot), so it should have only been a matter of paperwork and scheduling a service date. Right? Erin Miller’s grandmother was this remarkable woman. Imagine her shock when she found out her grandmother had been denied this request--the WASP were no longer considered worthy. Erin is an amazing writer that takes you deep into her family’s fight to honor her gran ...more
Barb Deane
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fascinating book about the WASP and one woman's fight to afford them the recognition they deserved. A very valuable research tool for me, as well, in rounding out my mental picture of the WASP and the full circle of their story. The Army definitely messed with the wrong family here.
Alan Farkas
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Helicopter Reader
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The chance to learn what's behind the curtain of everyday life's challenges is indeed welcome. Erin has created an enlightening revelation of just what it takes to win a fight in today's world. As she shows us, never accept no when yes is the right answer. For the army to make an arbitrary change to a previously granted right, one would hardly have noticed. But Erin shows us how not to accept such a decision. She enlists her family and then a social media army to fight back. She makes new, well ...more
Terry Harmon
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As the daughter of Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), Elaine Danforth Harmon, I lived this story. I anxiously awaited the delivery of my pre-order wondering how it would be to read a story I knew first hand. I have to admit I was surprised to find that I could not put the book down. Erin creatively takes you through the family's efforts to have the U.S.Army equally and appropriately recognize and honor not only her grandmother, but also, the WASP, veterans who served as pilots in the U.S. Army ...more
Echo
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I already knew the basic story of the fight to have WASP Elaine Harmon’s request to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery honored. I also know the family. Then, reading this book, I found out how much I didn’t know about this fight. It was an honor to know Grammy, and inspiring to see her grit, determination and love of country passed down to her granddaughters. Thank you for sharing this story!
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Erin Miller is the granddaughter of WASP WWII pilot Elaine Danforth Harmon. Erin has a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, a Master's in international studies from the University of Leeds (UK), and a B.A. in history from the University of California, San Diego. She is a licensed attorney in Maryland, where she lives with her two Shiba Inus.

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