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Unsung Patriot:  Guy T. Viskniskki

Unsung Patriot:  Guy T. Viskniskki, How The Stars and Stripes Began, is the biography of the first officer-in-charge and the first editor-in-chief of The Stars and Stripes, the newspaper of the American Army.  Virginia G. Vassallo uses Guy's unpublished memoirs of his struggle to get the paper going in 1917-1918, in Paris, France, in the middle of World War I. Lack of paper, lack of printing press and lack of men to staff the paper were just a few of the problems to be overcome ibn the search to provide a newspaper for the American Expeditionary Forces.

Virginia draws on her knowledge of the family to paint a well-rounded picture of this dynamic yet complex man whose legacy is The Stars and Stripes.  For her this book was a search to find the grandfather she never knew.

Unsung Patriot is available in our shopping cart and on Kindle.

Virginia also handknits shawls, afghans, baby blankets and various kinds of scarves.  Most of the scarves cost $15.00.  The shawls are $40.00 with the afghans and baby blankets varying in price depending upon size, material, etc.  To the right you can see some of the colors of the winter scarves.  A shawl can be made in any color that a winter scarf can be made in.

Please contact Virginia directly to determine what colors and styles are available and, especially, if you want to place a special order.  Email her at: