One Lucky Combat Infantryman

One Lucky Combat Infantryman


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Sergeant Paul H. Sleger served in the 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, A Company, 63rd Armored Infantry Battalion, with the 11th Armored Division in World War Two. With great detail and passion, he writes of his combat experiences and the horrors of war, including the loss of his fellow troops, the rigors of combat, and his deep animosity towards the Nazis against whom he so bravely fought. It's a tale of courage, fortitude, and...a bit of luck.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555718886
Publisher: Hellgate Press
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Paul Harvey Sleger, the oldest of three boys, was born on September 15, 1924 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Growing up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1943, he graduated high school and joined the United States Army. After Basic Training, he was selected into the ASTP Program at Washington State, earning an Engineering certificate. He served as a sergeant and squad leader with the 11th Armored Division, Thunderbolt. He participated in the battles of Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge. His awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, 1st Award, and Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. In 1949, he graduated with an accounting degree from Marquette University and was married that same year. Paul was employed by Allstate Insurance, retiring after forty years.
Paul passed away in 2016. He is survived by his six children and their spouses, nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Paul's final wish was to get his memoirs about his WWII experiences published.

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