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Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers"
 
 

Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers" [Kindle Edition]

Don Malarkey , Bob Welch
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“Don Malarkey: an outstanding soldier in combat, a gentleman with the memory of an elephant who I always will consider to be an esteemed friend.”---Dick Winters, Commander of Easy Company and author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Beyond Band of Brothers"

“First of all, you’re going to love this book. Mortar Sgt., second platoon, Don Malarkey . . . together, we were the best (not bragging). In training and in combat, we never had any problems. We’ve been friends for life, over sixty-five years. He’s my hero.”---William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, member of Easy Company and co-author of the "New" "York Times" bestseller "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends"

“Very conscientious, very compassionate. We had great men in Easy Company and Don was one of the best. When I joined the men [in England], he took care of me like I was a Currahee man. He was a dead shot with the mortar.”---Ed “Babe” Heffron, member of

Review

“Don Malarkey: an outstanding soldier in combat, a gentleman with the memory of an elephant who I always will consider to be an esteemed friend.”---Dick Winters, Commander of Easy Company and author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Beyond Band of Brothers"

“First of all, you’re going to love this book. Mortar Sgt., second platoon, Don Malarkey . . . together, we were the best (not bragging). In training and in combat, we never had any problems. We’ve been friends for life, over sixty-five years. He’s my hero.”---William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, member of Easy Company and co-author of the "New" "York Times" bestseller "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends"

“Very conscientious, very compassionate. We had great men in Easy Company and Don was one of the best. When I joined the men [in England], he took care of me like I was a Currahee man. He was a dead shot with the mortar.”---Ed “Babe” Heffron, member of


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 959 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (1 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00125OKYY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,331 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book by a great man 23 Sep 2008
Format:Hardcover
Having read several books by and about members of E Company I had looked forward to this new volume and I was not disappointed at all.

Sgt. Malarkey spent more time on the front line than any other soldier in the company and here he desribes all those events, as well as the rest of his life, in brutally honest, searing terms.

The writing style is deceptively skilled, he appears to be relating things in a very straight-forward manner but actually creates a moving and gripping narrative.

There are sections on his childhood and obviously the majority given over to his war years but he also honestly describes the trouble he had readjusting to life after the war and his opinions on the Ambrose book and subsequent mini-series.

Of particular interest to fans of E company are his stories of the men at reunions and their post war relations.

I am always in awe of these men when I read of their attitude of "we did what had to be done" and none more so than Sgt. Malarkey who here gives us a moving and well written memoir.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very touching WWII memoirs 10 Aug 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have read many books on Ambrose's "Band of Brothers'" soldiers and their Easy company, 101st Airborne. This is the best memoir of the lot. I am a historian but the battles of WWII is not really what interest me. It's the thoughts of the soliders that hold my interest, their backgrounds, the friendships that they form, the bonds, how they survive loosing their best friends, survive fear, cold, hunger. THIS books tells it all. No other book on WWII has had me in tears. Tears of laughter and tears of sadness. I felt Sgt. Don Malarkey's pain. He lost his best friend in Bastogne and that pain moves like a red thread through the book. Sgt. Malarkey stands out as true hero with faults, blemishes yes, but also a character of seldom seen proportions. I am so impressed by this man. The book really reminds you of that these men that we today see as old veterans and heroes, were not old during WWII. They were children that had to put aside dating, school, fun and games, and fight an evil that was threatening to take over the world. Our fate today was in the hands of 18 year old boys and girls which is something that we do not really think about. If one has seen the TV series "Band of Brothers", one really ought to read this book. It sets you straight on some mistakes that crept in to the TV series. But also, in a TV show it is difficult to show what each individual sees on the battlefield and especially how he feels. This book gives so much more than the TV series. It shows what a soldier's life was really like during WWII, including of course the worry about "folks" at home and the girlfriend that was not writing often enough. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good but not the best 18 July 2010
Format:Paperback
This was a very good book.Don Malarkey was a brave and dutiful soldier.There was a bit too much ego in it for my taste , but unlike Webster's book, Malarkey has written this book recently and has possibly glorified events and himself( reciting poetry ala Patton).I liked the Webster book best. He wrote it before all the BOBros. hype.It wasn't so blatantly patriotic and angry.I also thought it unfair for Malarky to kick his dead father down when said father couldn't defend himself.(Character issue).
Still it's a good read and Malarkey has a first hand take on what went down in the insanity of ww2 with Easy co. as a paratrooper.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy company soldier 7 Jun 2010
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Easy Company Soldier is a cracking read, in the style of the common man as a front line paratrooper. It has been written straight from the heart, at all times, from the streetwise kid to the dogged hardened veteran,God bless the man and his comrades, to stay in the annals of airborne history for ever. Very recommended..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving account of one mans war 3 Oct 2010
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I have read most of the books about easy company and i found this one the most moving. Don writes his story from childhood up to the present day in retirement. I don't mind writting this book moved me to tears in some places when he is talking about the death of his best friend Skip Muck. A very well written account of one mans journey i highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read 19 July 2013
By Wendy J
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love anything I can get my hands on about Easy Company after Band of Brothers and this is one of the best I've read so far
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 9 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Brilliant account of the true story of one of many Easy company men.
If you've seen the DVD and are still interested in finding out more of what these men did for their country look no further than this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i loved it
had to order book as not on kindle but very good book of what a bunch of heros went though
Published 2 months ago by mr Adrian Tony Moorman
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving biography, gripping story and easy read
"Easy Company Soldier" tells the story of Don Malarkey, Sergeant in Easy Company, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101 Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Basileus
5.0 out of 5 stars A great memoir, by a good man.
I have read a few Band of Brothers books.
This one is well written and flows nicely, maybe the best one I have read. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Joystick
5.0 out of 5 stars Sgt Mularkey endured
This is a very easy book to read in the sense of the narrative, you find his life fascinating and upsetting because he was a good man of whom much was asked and given, I hope... Read more
Published 22 months ago by tillydog
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a superb book
Yes this is a superb read.It gives an insight into the time that made the young man that filled the uniform so well, as ofcourse did so many other young men. Read more
Published on 10 July 2012 by anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars book
The book is a first class read,and sent on time,and a must to read for fans of Band of Brothers
Published on 14 Oct 2011 by B B
4.0 out of 5 stars Great background to band of Brothers
A great insight into those men who served in easy Company- lots of background both pre- and post world war 2 experiences. A bit repetitive but I enjoyed it nevertheless. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2011 by threefatgits
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It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. &quote;
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We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother. &quote;
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