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Letters from a Soldier

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Rifleman John Shaw writes to his family throughout his World War II journey. He writes compassionately of his feelings. his everyday life in the Army, training in the Louisiana summer, shipping over to England, landing in France, combat in Geilenkirchen, the Battle of the Bulge, hospital time, return to combat, the advance to the Elbe River, occupation duty in Germany, and finally home for Christmas 1945. A memoir of a man keeping his sanity as he serves his country through days of water-filled foxholes and dread mixed with days of boredom and waiting.

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