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William R. Buster, born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, knew a soldier's combat experience and left a first hand account of it. He graduated from West Point in 1939, just in time to serve through one of the most crucial periods in national and world history. His story includes accounts of the incredible expansion, arming, and training of the US Army, as well as his experience in the great conflict itself, from North Africa and Sicily to the hedgerow country of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and on to Berlin. For his service, he received the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Editors' Preface
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Chapter One: A Military Career
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. Chapter Two: The United States Military Acadetny
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. Chapter Three: The Prewar Artny
  2. pp. 31-52
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  1. Chapter Four: North Africa
  2. pp. 53-70
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  1. Chapter Five: Invasion
  2. pp. 71-82
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  1. Chapter Six: Operation Cobra—The St. Lo Breakout
  2. pp. 83-92
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  1. Chapter Seven: The Drive Across France
  2. pp. 93-104
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  1. Chapter Eight: Battling to Germany
  2. pp. 105-120
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  1. Chapter Nine: The Ardennes Counteroffensive
  2. pp. 121-132
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  1. Chapter Ten: Crossing the Roer
  2. pp. 133-146
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  1. Chapter Eleven: Berlin and Home
  2. pp. 147-155
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 156-157
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  1. A Final Tribute
  2. pp. 158-158
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 159-165
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813160535
Related ISBN
9780916968267
MARC Record
OCLC
933515989
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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