Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 11, 2012.

Update #15



Again a reminder: if you have yet to answer the email requesting your address, WE DO NOT HAVE IT. 

Only orders from folks who have sent their shipping address have books in the mail.

Please respond when you can.


Update #14



Good morning, friends. 

I hope this finds you well as we are a week from Christmas.

All pre-orders have been processed and are in the mail!  Thank you for your support from the beginning.  A reminder, this is the busiest mailing period of the year, so we appreciate the patience.

The book is getting great reviews and is currently available at all Denver-area Tattered Cover locations and at should you want to order another copy.

Happy Holidays!



Update #13 - For backers only


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Update #12



Friends of Joe: A Real Story -

Thank you.  Thanks to you we hit our fundraising goal to pay the upfront costs for editing and publishing.

We can't wait for you to read the book and see the documentary.

Please know you will all be kept up to date as to publication date and final edit.

We worked hard for your trust and now will work equally as hard to get the final pieces into place and into your hands.

Have a great weekend and once again, THANK YOU!

Joe & Steffan

Update #11


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Thank you once again for your support.  

NOW is the time to upgrade to the next reward level or urge those in your circle to pre-order... spread the word to the cubicle next to yours, or someone in your cell phone.

The book will make a great gift, too!

With many thanks,

Steffan & Joe

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    Just a way to show your support for members of the Greatest Generation, like Joe LaNier, II. Let them know you care. The United States loses more than 1,000 WWII veterans EVERY DAY. They will soon be gone...

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    You'll get a copy of "Joe: A Real Story" - the amazing true story of a WWII veteran who battled racism in his home state of Mississippi & segregation in the US military and beyond. Joe succeeds in life, all without hate.

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    This great donation point will get you a copy of "Joe: A Real Story" and DVD copy of the incredible documentary made about his life.

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    This donation level includes two autographed copies of the book PLUS a documentary DVD PLUS a collector's jar of black, volcanic sand scooped personally by Joe on Iwo Jima in March 2012. A true keepsake and memento to treasure.

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    An invitation to Joe's book launch reception in Colorado. Personally meet and speak with Joe, along with a photograph with him. Recognition at the event. Two personally-autographed books per attendee. Travel not included.

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    Intimate, in-person keynoter speech and discussion with Joe at a venue set-up in advance. Autographed copies of books available. Perfect for companies, civic groups. Steffan available to emcee. Restrictions apply. Times flexible in 2013. Excludes travel expenses.

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