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Easy Company Soldier by Bob Welch
Easy Company Soldier by Bob Welch
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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.
Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memo&hellip by David Kenyon Webster
Reading this book I realized Webster was writing in a very modern style.Not unlike "the Beats" who were later to come.His account was of a soldier not in the guts and glory mold of many ww2 books.He gives an honest account of war and his reactions.A mix of fear , courage, anger, laziness, cowardly feelings, and a reflection of the greatest generation because I don't think Webster even had to go to war but he did.