A Michigan farm boy with an eighth grade education is drafted into the Army during WW II, and becomes a man on the Pacific battlefields of Kwajalein, Leyte and Okinawa. Wounded four times, he received both the Silver and Bronze Star. With a keen sense of humor, Vernon Heppe tells about growing up on the farm and his adjustment to becoming a soldier. He describes infantry combat in vivid detail and the memories that remain.
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