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Wolfgang W.E. Samuel

Author from United States of America,Germany

Wolfgang W.E. Samuel Wolfgang W.E. Samuel (born February 2, 1935) is a German-born American author and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Born in Germany, ten year-old Samuel fled with his mother and sister from his home town of Sagan (now Zagan in Poland) in 1945 as the Red Army approached. As a Flüchtling (refugee), he underwent privation and re-settlement in the post-war years. His mother was raped and his grandfather was killed by German communists. He describes how he and his mother eventually settled near a U.S. airbase in western Germany, where his mother met and married an American serviceman. After the family emigrated to the United States, Samuel attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1960, and subsequently the National War College. He served in the United States Air Force for twenty-five years, retiring with the rank of colonel in 1985. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal multiple times during his years of active duty. As of 2008, he resided in Fairfax Station, Virginia. As of 2010, Samuel has published seven books. The first, German Boy: A Refugee's Story, is a memoir detailing the war years  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1935-02-02
Place of birth
Germany
Nationality
United States of America,Germany
Profession
Historian

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