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Commissioned in Battle A Combat Infantryman in the Pacific, WWII

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ISBN-10: 1555717004

ISBN-13: 9781555717001

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jay Gruenfeld, Todd DePastino

List price: $17.95
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Jay Gruenfeld's war ended on May 15, 1945 with his fifth and final wound. He left the remnants of his platoon on a rain-soaked hillside on Luzon in the Philippines. It was the ninth day of the Ipo Dam offensive. He was twenty years old, a veteran of two campaigns and a battlefield commissioned 2d lieutenant in the 103rd Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division. After four months and seven days of combat, he was coming to the end of what he calls "the greatest, most consequential time" of his life. This is his story. A story of combat. A story of brothers-in-arms. And above all, a story of survival.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: L & R Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Jay Gruenfeld is a retired forestry executive and consultant who served as a rifle squad and platoon leader with the 43rd Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Todd DePastino, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and producer who has written biographies of Jack London and WWII cartoonist Bill Mauldin. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Todd DePastino is the author of Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America and Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front, and the editor of the cartoon collections Willie & Joe: The WWII Years and Willie & Joe: Back Home. He teaches history and writes and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Last Day
Basic Training
Journey into War
Luzon Beachhead
Commissioned in Battle
The Fighting Deuce
The Journey Home
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Author Biography