Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers"

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Macmillan, 13 de mai. de 2008 - 277 páginas

Sgt. Don Malarkey takes us not only into the battles fought from Normandy to Germany, but into the heart and mind of a soldier who beat the odds to become an elite paratrooper, and lost his best friend during the nightmarish engagement at Bastogne.

Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in 1943 to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack in history: Operation Overlord. In the darkness of D-day morning, Malarkey parachuted into France and within days was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism in battle. He fought for twenty-three days in Normandy, nearly eighty in Holland, thirty-nine in Bastogne, and nearly thirty more in and near Haugenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany.

This is his dramatic tale of those bloody days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how an adventurous kid from Oregon became a leader of men.

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Comentário do usuário  - Shuffy2 - LibraryThing

What was it like to serve in one of the best platoons of WWII? Malarkey will tell you! A great personal account of his life- before, during, and after serving with the now famous men of Easy Company ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - seoulful - LibraryThing

One more book of memoirs to add to the history of the famous WWII E Company, 506th, 101st Airborne Division. Written with the breezy, edgy speaking style of Mr. Malarkey intact, we can imagine ... Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

The Choice
1
Bomba the Jungle Boy
7
Mom Dont Worry Ill Be Back
25
Toccoa Sobel and Survival
35
Skip Muck and the March to Atlanta
50
Prelude to the Great Crusade
64
Jumping into the Darkness
87
Beauty and the Beast
102
Whats a Guy Gotta Do to Die?
159
Burying It Deep Within
183
Letters from Two Women
196
Dreaming of Wild Blackberries
214
The War That Never Ends
224
Remembering the Band of Brothers
240
Afterword
255
Acknowledgments
259

Unclaimed Laundry
114
Beyond This Place of Wrath and Tears
126
The Knock on the Door
148

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DON MALARKEY was born in 1921 and grew up in Astoria, Oregon. After trying to enlist in several branches of the service, he was drafted in 1942 and spent more consecutive days in combat than any other member of E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division---the most recognized fighting unit in American history. Today he lives in Oregon.

BOB WELCH is a nationally recognized author and journalist whose book American Nightingale, about the first nurse to die in World War II after the landings at Normandy, was featured on ABC's Good Morning America and was an Oregon Book Award finalist. He lives in Oregon.

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