This frank and unsentimental memoir follows the daring wartime exploits of the most decorated officer of the legendary 82nd Airborne Division. His first taste for combat was in the rugged mountains outside Naples. He later went on to take part in the disastrous Operation Shingle - one of the bloodiest Allied operations of the war, and Field Marshall Montgomery's vainglorious Operation Market Garden. Months of hard fighting in Holland were followed by the Battle of the Bulge and the long hard road across Germany to Berlin.
Throughout his narrative, he skilfully interweaves stories of other paratroopers of this famous company making this a remarkable account of men at war.
•Memoir of the most highly decorated soldier in the famed 82nd
•First hand account of daring WWII airborne missions