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Lima's Operation Kindness: Lima, Ohio's Servicemen's Free Canteen
Scott Trostel
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Lima's Operation Kindness

The Amazing Story of Lima, Ohio's Servicemen's Free Canteen

By Scott D. Trostel.

Softcover, 130 pages, 8.5x11", photos, illustrations. 2006.

"Lima, Ohio's, inspiring story of hundreds of dedicated volunteers who fed over four million soldiers and sailors at Lima's railroad stations during WW II, Korea and Viet Nam Wars. This was the longest operating railroad canteen in the United States.

"This is a moving portrayal of devoted and selfless giving. Soldiers derived a powerful sense of purpose when greeted with friendly smiles and words of encouragement. Volunteers greeted thousands of troops daily. They served at track side, overcoming significant difficulties. Supported by donations from eleven counties, they did not allow the supply of scarce items to fail.

"The book is laced with stirring letters from appreciative service men and women. Lima’s dedicated track side ambassadors of kindness waved good-byes to those headed to battle and offered thanks to veterans who stood in defense of freedom and liberty from 1942 until 1970. It was Lima’s finest hour!"