Mount of Congregation: Honoring the Heroes of WWII's 42nd Infantry 'Rainbow' Division

Mount of Congregation: Honoring the Heroes of WWII's 42nd Infantry 'Rainbow' Division

by Mark A Davis


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It is the spring of 1944. Blace Davis has no thought of fighting in the war. After all, he is a man with dependents — a wife and six children, with a seventh on the way. But then everything changes.

Mount of Congregation is a true story of bravery in the midst of one of the most audacious military operations in American history: the U.S. Army 42nd Infantry “Rainbow” Division’s final assault into the heart of Nazi Germany. Author Mark A. Davis describes battle scenes with concussive clarity while faithfully retelling his grandfather’s account of trying to survive the throes of war.

Meticulously researched, yet imbued with the singular tenderness a boy feels for his grandfather, Mount of Congregation is an engrossing story of love, family and survival. It is also a transgenerational testament to belief in a Creator who has a plan for every person’s life — including an American infantryman far from his Appalachian home, pressing onward toward Hitler’s Siegfried Line.

Mark A. Davis received his degree in physician assistant studies from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia, in 2004. He has lived most of his life in the foothills of Virginia. He is a veteran of the United States armed forces and has practiced medicine as a physician assistant for the Department of the Army, taking part in the treatment and care of active duty service members, veterans, and their families. He currently resides in South Carolina with his wife, Melissa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940645483
Publisher: The Baptist Courier
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 1,206,854
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Kelly 17

Eyewitness Account 23

A Sense of Urgency 31

Conscription 41

Corduroy Roads 47

Operation Greif 53

The Ides of March 61

Photo Album 66

Through the Siegfried 79

Rapid Advance 87

Poplar Grove 95

Undesirable Elements 101

Strongholds of Nazism 105

Outposts of the Redoubt Area 111

The Hardest Part 115

Little Boy and Fat Man 121

Epilogue 133

Bibliography 141

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66cheer More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read honoring the 42nd Rainbow Division during WW II. Loved the poignant way Mark skillfully designed the true story of a soldier, father of six, fighting to stay alive while following orders as they marched through Germany as his family back home in the mountains of Virginia prayed fervently for his safe return. Could not put this book down. This book should be in every school library.