After his long military career, Lt. General James V. Edmundson retired to Longboat Key, Florida, in 1973, and continued to be involved and active in both world and community events. He contributed to and appears in the History Channel's production of The Unsung Heroes of the B-29s and to PBS's Race for the Superbomb.
"What a delightful book about a war hero, his love for his wife, and his life as an officer during WWII. Thoroughly enjoyable!" -- -Congressman Dan Miller " ... Filled with love and the quiet determination to see the war through together, although apart." -Longboat Key Observer "A wonderful account of the Air War in the Pacific during World War II. Touching love story ... brought tears to my eyes repeatedly." -- -Luther Brewer Retired Physician "A gripping and rewarding human story." -- -Donald W. Boose Jr. Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired Colonel, U.S. Army, (retired), author of Over the Beach: U.S. Army Amphibious Operations in the Korean War "The well-reviewed book is a moving tributre and an enjoyable read for everyone from the history buff to the romantic." -Colleague Alumni Magazine "A wonderful love story. I couldn't put it down. The action and romance are entwined so beautifully. Having served under 'Colonel Jim' Edmundson in the 792nd B-29 squadron was always a source of great pride for my dad. He, like so many others, had a deep and lasting regard for 'Col. Jim'. This intimate view of such a heroic figure will mean so much to so many." -- -Kristi Burke author, Proof Through the Night "We young flyboys who first served under Lt. Colonel Edmundson, Squadron Commander of one of the first B-29 outfits, found him to be firm, fair and forgiving of our many faults. We admired him and were proud to serve under him. Later, at our reunions when he was a retired Lt. General, we still called him Col. Jim. He understood, and went along with the reduction in rank. He knew that we had the greatest respect and love for him. That was Col. Jim. He would have had it no other way. " -- -James "Smokey" Stover "Much-decorated World War Two hero, Lt. General James Edmundson, uses his considerable talents as a gifted writer to present this true story of the great loves of his life - his beautiful wife, Lee, and his beloved country. Letter to Lee reads like the best of epic Hollywood films - glamorous, thrilling, poignant and agonizingly real. A stellar read!" -- -Maggie Davis author, Stage Door Canteen and Eagles "Edmundson shows what it was to be a young American raised in the Great Depression who matured personally and professionally while wearing the uniform of the United States in the crusade that was World War II." -- -Henry G. Gole author of General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War, Soldiering: Observations from Korea, Vietnam, and Safe Places, The Road to Rainbow: Army Planning for Global War, 1934-1940