Bob Greene is an award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author whose books include Once Upon a Town and Duty. He has been the lead columnist for Life and Esquire, a contributing correspondent for ABC News Nightline, and a syndicated columnist for both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, where he worked for 24 years. His book Hang Time: Days and Dreams with Michael Jordan was a bestseller. In 1995, Greene was named Illinois Journalist of the Year, and he also won the Peter Lisagor Award for Public Service Journalism for his reporting on courts failing children in need.
During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska on troop trains, en route to Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen -- a place...[SEE MORE]