Commissioned in Battle: A Combat Infantryman in the Pacific, WWII [NOOK Book]

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Jay Gruenfel's war ended on May 15, 1945 with his fifth and final wound. He left the remnants of his platoon on a rain-soaked hillside on Luzon in the Philippines. It was the ninth day of the Ipo Dam offensive. He was twenty years old, a veteran of two campaigns and a battlefield commissioned 2d lieutenant in the 103rd Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division. After four months and seven days of combat, he was coming to the end of what he calls the greatest, most enriching time of his life. This is his story. A ...
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Commissioned in Battle: A Combat Infantryman in the Pacific, WWII

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Overview

Jay Gruenfel's war ended on May 15, 1945 with his fifth and final wound. He left the remnants of his platoon on a rain-soaked hillside on Luzon in the Philippines. It was the ninth day of the Ipo Dam offensive. He was twenty years old, a veteran of two campaigns and a battlefield commissioned 2d lieutenant in the 103rd Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division. After four months and seven days of combat, he was coming to the end of what he calls the greatest, most enriching time of his life. This is his story. A story of combat. A story of brothers-in-arms. And above all, a story of survival.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555717070
  • Publisher: Hellgate Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Jay Gruenfeld is a retired forestry executive and consultant who served as a rifle squad and platoon leader with the 43rd Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Todd DePastino, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and producer who has written biographies of Jack London and WWII cartoonist Bill Mauldin. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Last Day 1

Chapter 2 Basic Training 19

Chapter 3 Journey into War 49

Chapter 4 Luzon Beachhead 87

Chapter 5 Commissioned in Battle 125

Chapter 6 The Fighting Deuce 163

Chapter 7 The Journey Home 209

Appendix 1 239

Appendix 2 241

Author Biography 245

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