Margret Mefford was born in Kassel, Germany and lives her young life dodging bombs and hiding in caves to survive. She meets Americans for the first time in 1945 when they occupy her home town. She eventually meets Bobby Mefford an Army man and married him in 1957. They move to his hometown in Huntsville, Alabama. Margret volunteers at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives in Athens, Alabama. She co-authored Journey to Freedom with James Ehl.