Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II

505th PIR Phil Nordyke’s “Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) in World War II” is excellent. It is a must-read for any student of World War II. Mr. Nordyke does a great job as he takes us with the 505th PIR from its beginnings and training in… Continue reading Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II

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A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

Wisconsin high school teacher James R. Ebert does a masterful job as he combines interviews and printed primary sources in this remarkable telling of the infantryman’s experience during the Vietnam War. Ebert tells the story of the US Army and a few US Marine infantrymen during the Vietnam War. He takes their story from induction… Continue reading A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

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A Soldier Reports by William Westmoreland

This book was found in The Colony, Texas Public Library. The book is the memoir of one of America’s most controversial military leaders. I found it refreshing to read about his background and upbringing. He briefly covers his days as a cadet at West Point where he graduated in 1936, the horse drew artillery days… Continue reading A Soldier Reports by William Westmoreland

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Hello, I’m a Military Brat

What is a military brat? A military brat is the son or daughter of an airman, marine, sailor, or soldier. These children of career military have shared characteristics. They grew up in a community of service. Sacrificing for the greater good is part of their character. They moved on average once every three years to… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Military Brat

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A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

The book review contains SPOILERS. Wisconsin high school teacher James R. Ebert does a masterful job as he combines interviews and printed primary sources in this remarkable telling of the infantryman’s experience during the Vietnam War. Ebert tells the story of the US Army and a few US Marine infantrymen during the Vietnam War. He… Continue reading A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

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Not a Gentleman’s War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War by Ron Milam

Not a Gentleman’s War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War is the story of the 5,069 junior officers who died in Vietnam as well as the ones who survived.  We learn all officers were volunteers. Even a draftee who attended Officer Candidate School had to volunteer to go to OCS. Based… Continue reading Not a Gentleman’s War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War by Ron Milam

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Hello, I’m a Military Brat

What is a military brat? A military brat is the son or daughter of an airman, marine, sailor, or soldier. These children of career military have shared characteristics. They grew up in a community of service. Sacrificing for the greater good is part of their character. They moved on average once every three years to… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Military Brat

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