Omaha Beach and Beyond

Omaha Beach and Beyond

The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter

eBook - 2009
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Grand Central Pub

"Slaughter vividly conveys the reality of combat during World War II in his book with sweeping passages that literally place his reader on the battlefield beside him." Belvoir Eagle


Before D-Day, regular army soldiers called the National Guardsmen of Virginia's 116th Infantry Regiment "Home Nannies" and "Weekend Warriors" and worse. On June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach, however, these proud Virginians who carried the legacy of the famed Stonewall Brigade showed the regular army and the world what true valor really was. In this moving World War II memoir, the author captures the life of GI Joe from pre-Pearl Harbor days through training, deployment overseas, and more training. All leads up to D-Day and Normandy on June 6, 1944, when Sergeant Bob Slaughter came across Omaha Beach with Company D of the 116th Infantry and the Bedford Boys.


Book News
This is the memoir of a "citizen soldier" who, in early 1941 joined the National Guard and ended up being in active service during World War II including the D-Day landing in Normandy. Told from a highly personal perspective, this work gives a very human face to events that were much larger than the foot soldiers who struggled through them. The book takes us back to an era with different wars and different armies than the world we live in today. An epilogue includes Slaughter's witnessing the dedication of the D-Day Memorial in Washington DC, including his meeting with then President and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Mbi Pub Co

"Slaughter vividly conveys the reality of combat during World War II in his book with sweeping passages that literally place his reader on the battlefield beside him." Belvoir Eagle


Before D-Day, regular army soldiers called the National Guardsmen of Virginia's 116th Infantry Regiment "Home Nannies" and "Weekend Warriors" and worse. On June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach, however, these proud Virginians who carried the legacy of the famed Stonewall Brigade showed the regular army and the world what true valor really was. In this moving World War II memoir, the author captures the life of GI Joe from pre-Pearl Harbor days through training, deployment overseas, and more training. All leads up to D-Day and Normandy on June 6, 1944, when Sergeant Bob Slaughter came across Omaha Beach with Company D of the 116th Infantry and the Bedford Boys.


Publisher: St. Paul : Zenith Press, 2009, Ă2007
ISBN: 9781616737634
1616737638
0760337349
9780760337349
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps

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