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Richly illustrated and containing many interviews with surviving members of the 761st, this work gives long overdue recognition to the unit whose motto was "Come Out Fighting." It recounts the events that in 1978-33 years after the end of World War II-led to the 761st Tank Battalion's receiving a Presidential Unit Citation, the highest honor a unit can receive. Also described are the efforts that resulted, in 1997-53 years after giving his life on the battlefield-in the Medal of Honor being posthumously awarded to Sergeant Ruben Rivers.
Posted September 18, 2000
The book was very informative and had great pictures from the battalion, but it left out some important people. Leonard Taylor was one of only five original officers in charge when the battalion started out and he wasn't even included in this book. Leonard Taylor made newspapers all over the country, but somehow was left out. The book covered a great deal of field promoted officers(including the author's father) but needed to spend more time on the original officers that were put in charge of starting the battalion. A very good book otherwise! It would be nice if the author had left his email for reviews and questions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.