A Message From The Editor
HEY PIFF, WHY SHOULD I SEND YOU
A SUBMISSION FOR YOUR BOOK?
Good question! The first
thing is that your family and progeny can flip it open
and see your name and your story. The same will apply
to your extended family and friends. Let me ask you
Lets us say you and I are
interviewed today by our local TV station on some
matter of note. It will be shown at the 11:00 o’clock
news. I guarantee you and I and all of us will right
away call our family and friends to tell them about
it. We will all be glued to the TV at 11:00.
Or you write a Letter to Time or
Newsweek. They publish it. All of us will look with
excitement at it, again with normal pride.
This is no different. I’m wrong.
This is very different! You are recording for
posterity actual historical information about some of
the most important events that our Nation experienced.
You contributed to those events. You played a part in
them. That is why. Our future generations need to know
these details about what it was and what it took to
All the “Samples” you read at the site
are in it plus many more. All were donated for their
historical significance. (Many are from WWII Vets. We
are dying at 1000 plus per week.)
If it does make a profit, a
portion of it will be donated to “Entertainment Fund”
at the VA Hospital on Loch Raven Blvd. in Baltimore. I
visit/volunteer there to talk to, to engage, tell such
stories, to those sick vets that need someone to talk
to them at times.
As an incentive to submit stories
for a subsequent volume, (PMTB) Pefenis-Matheson Theme
Books, a division of Pefinis Assoc., LLC will pay you
a fee of $10.00. This will qualify you to
participate in the net profits generated by the sale
of the book in which your stories appear as a portion
of the contents. It is paid as an incentive for
you to engage in the selling of as many books as you
can to family and friends.
“Piff”...3rd Army; 87th
Division; 345th Regiment; Company G
Charles G. Pefinis, Publisher
P.S. Wouldn’t it be nice to know
that your history/story resides in a book at the
Library of Congress?
Frequently Asked Questions
May anyone submit a submission?
Yes, and of course the story must be about serving
in the armed services.
I did not serve but I have a
relative that did.
We welcome all from any legitimate source.
How many may I offer?
There is no set limit.
May I include actual documents
e.g. letters, pictures?
Yes, we very much welcome such items, and
of you , your colleagues, scenes of where you were
i.e. those pictures and items that you saved because
What about a conflict other
than WWII and Korea?
Yes, any conflict; Viet Nam, Panama, Grenada,
Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
What about those who served in
Nations other than the U.S?
Yes, we welcome those from any person that served
in any conflict from any Nation.
Will you edit what I submit?
Most likely not, unless it is to make the comments
more succinct to fit the space allotted. We will edit
out any words or comments we feel are inappropriate
i.e. obscene or hurtful.
What rights do I have as the
author of my submissions?
This is detailed in the “Participant’s Release
I do not type or use a
computer. May I call you?
Yes. Call 410 665-0001. We will coordinate a
convenient time. We will call you back using our
What medium do you prefer, i.e.
written, typed, or mailed?
We prefer digital via email or typewritten, error
When will the book be published
so that I can buy one?
The book is expected to be released in 2012.
Will the book(s) be provided to
the Library of Congress?
Yes. An ISBN number will be assigned when
If I have a question, may I
Yes, of course: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by USPS: 8810
Walther Boulevard, Calvert Court Bldg. Suite
Baltimore, MD 21234
Charles G. Pefinis
Pefinis-Matheson Theme Books