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God, Family, and Country: Three Generations of Wisconsin Fighting Men

Written by Robert Lee Cunningham and Gregory Robert Cunningham - April 10, 2003

This history has been broken into three parts, for faster loading time. They are:

PART 1: John Cunningham: The Fight for Economic and Religious Freedoms
PART 2: Michael Hayes Brannigan Cunningham: The Fight to Preserve the Union
PART 3: Winfield Scott Cunningham: The Fight to Save the World

Here is a list of sources for researchers. I purposely declined to list any source that was proven to be "ghost" written or heavily flawed in its research.

I highly recommend the following:

Wake Island Command by Winfield Scott Cunningham, Little, Brown 1961, A Siege of Wake Island: Facing Fearful Odds by Gregory Urwin, University of Nebraska Press 1997, Wake Island: The Heroic Gallant Fight by Duane Schultz, St. Martin Press 1978, A Magnificent Fight: The Battle for Wake Island, by Robert J. Cressman, Naval Institute Press 1995, Wake Island Pilot by Brig. Gen. John F. Kinney, Enemy on Island: Issue in Doubt by Stan Cohen, Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoala, MT 1983, Prisoners of the Japanese by Gavan Daws, William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1994, The US Navy in W.W.II by S.E. Smith, Quill William Morrow, New York 1966, Guests of the Emperor: The Story of Dick Darden by James Darden III, The Greenhouse Press, Clinton, NC, A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War by Richard Wheeler, Harper and Row, New York 1983, Hell Wouldn’t Stop: An Oral History of the Battle of Wake Island, by Chet Cunningham, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York 2002, and The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II by Robert J. Cressman, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland 2000.

For two very personal accounts from Wake Island survivors read, Do You Understand, Huh? A POW’s Lament, 1941 - 1945 by Theodore A. Abraham, Jr., Sunflower University Press, Yuma, Kansas, 1992 and Avail The Time: Prison Tales 1941 - 1945 by Don Tomas Landreth, Thief Zone Publishing, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2000.

This information was submitted by: [Greg R Cunningham] and for that we thank him.

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