G. I. Jack shares over 400 love letters and memorabilia of a soldier in the Army Field Artillery in the Pacific. Rich in Irish humor, history and shocking truth, it details the total war-time experience and lifetime effects.
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The drama of 4 1/2 war-torn years in the Army Field Artillery comes alive in the memoirs of G.I. Jack O¿Brien, a lovable young Irishman, as he shares his heart with his fiancée, Joanne, in over 400 love letters. From boot camp to the Pacific jungles, to honorable discharge, his colorful stories testify to the making of a man, a nation and the greatest generation. G.I. Jack is a born story-teller, and his Irish wit and humor shine in his tales of Yankee O¿Brien vs. the Tennessee National Guard and the enlisted men¿s antics vs. Army officers. Accounts of daily heroics and survival tactics in the steaming jungles are spellbinding. His love letters vibrate with passion, vivid descriptions and sometimes striking truth. This book is pure history, including an account of the war on the home front and other theaters of WWII. His collection of war memorabilia, photos, and post-war documents add to its authenticity. Sharing in G.I. Jack¿s WWII memoirs is truly a comprehensive, moving experience of the Pacific war, up-close and personal.