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Up Front xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
1. Come Back With This Shield, or On It 1
Fort Devens, Massachusetts, to Piedimonte d'Alife, Italy.March-October 1943
2. Yeah, "Eager for Duty" 37
Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Algeria. September 1940-July 1943
3. Operation Barn Door 61
Sicily: Santa Croce Camerina to Messina. July-August 1943
4. Sure, General, You Bastard, Five Days to Naples 93
Italy: Salerno to Piedimonte d'Alife. September-October 1943
5. The Underbelly 127
The Winter Line. November 1943-January 1944
6. Whale on the Beach 169
Anzio. January-February 1944
7. Blood-Red, Blood-Fed Poppies 209
Anzio. February-May 1944
8. "Here They Wuz an' There We Wuz" 243
Breakout. May-June 1944
9. The Dogface and the Duchess 257
Rome, Salerno and Naples. June-August 1944
10. Fortunes o' War, My Ass 275
France: Ste.-Maxime to Varages. August 1944
11. "The Links of the Chain" 289
Rians to Livron. August 1944
12. With My Shield, or On It? 311
Lyon to the Vosges. August-September 1944
13. "We Will Meet You All Again" 325
Rambervillers, the Woods and Back in Naples. September-December 1944
14. Ambushed at Reipertswiller 345
The Bulge. December 1944-January 1945
15. Major Lamberth's Götterdämmerung 357
The Siegfried Line to Nuremburg. January-April 1945
16. Dachau 379
What, at Last, It Was All About. April 29, 1945
17. The Last Patrol 407
Munich. April 30-May 7, 1945
18. "Would You Think There Was War at the Heart of Love?" 415
Europe and Back in the USA. 1945-2008
In Memoriam 431
Norby Boone and George Ruder
Mickey Smith
Bob Coleman
Postscript 445
Notes 447
Selected Bibliography 471
Interviews 475
Roll Call 477
List of Maps 489
Index 491

 

 

 

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