MEN LIKE HIM didn’t wait for the draft, but rushed forward, motivated by beliefs instilled so deeply within that they could never be quieted. God, Country, Family and then Self -this was the code my grandfather lived by.
He and his fellow soldiers led by example. Their leadership, and willingness to fight for our country, revealed their loyalty and carried our nation through ominous times.
My grandfather’s memoir chronicles his service as a soldier during the Italian Campaign, from Anzio to the Po Valley, with the 135th Infantry.
Short stories are scattered throughout and include: arriving in Casa Blanca, the Anzio landing, hand-to-hand combat with a lone German soldier, rescuing an unknown G.I., singing gospel songs as he and his buddies sat around their foxholes and watched phosphorus shells bursting overhead – there are these, and so many more.
Never will I forget sitting near as he shared his stories of Anzio and the brave men he called ‘buddies,’ nor will I forget the sacrifice he so willingly made for our country—for these men who went off willingly to fight, were the truest leaders of our great nation.
FROM HERE TO THERE, THE LONG WAY HOME
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