These fictional characters appear in the short work "News From the Front". Given the structure of the work, fictional characters have been placed on a single page.
Historical figures have been given their own respective pages.
Mildred Andersen (b. 1915) protested American involvement in World War II in Philadelphia on January 7, 1942. She gave a statement to the Philadelphia Inquirer, describing how police and pro-war protestors attacked the anti-war group.
Leland Calvert (b. 1913) was a sergeant from San Antonio, Texas. In April 1942, he was the focus of an Associated Press story about the dire situation in the Philippines, specifically the complete lack of food and essential supplies for the several American and Filipino troops stationed on the Bataan Peninsula. Calvert had eaten a few wild creatures, such as snake and frogs, to stave off starvation. He'd also had several diseases, such as dysentery, malaria, beriberi, and dengue fever. The only disease he didn't have was scurvy.
Louise Heffernan (b. 1895) was a Pennsylvania mother who picketed the White House in May 1942. Her son Richard had been killed in a tanker sinking three weeks earlier. Louise was convinced that President Franklin D. Roosevelt's war policy had failed.
Richard Heffernan (d. April 1942) was an American tanker crewman, killed when his ship was sunk by enemy fire. His mother, Louise, joined with other mothers who'd lost their sons to protest President Franklin D. Roosevelt's war policy.
Dennis Pulaski (b. 1920) protested American involvement in World War II in Philadelphia on January 7, 1942. He gave a statement to the Philadelphia Inquirer, describing how police and pro-war protesters attacked the anti-war group.
- See, e.g., Atlantis and Other Places, mmpb, pg. 90.
- Ibid., pgs. 100-101.
- Ibid., pg. 107-108, HC.
- Ibid. pg. 107-108, HC.
- Ibid., pg. 97-98.
- Ibid., pg. 90.