a new book by 29th Division veteran John Barnes.
know more about what it was like in Normandy and the life of an
infantryman during World War II?
John Barnes, a veteran of Company
"A," 116th Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, has just
completed publication of his personal story and recollections of
Omaha Beach to the Elbe River: Fragments of my Life with Company
A, 116th Infantry.
From the publisher:
This is the true story of a young boy, growing
up in the 1930's and 40's--the Depresion years, and how he and
the nation became involved in World War IIwithout any idea of
what they both were getting into. Joining the 29th Division in
England just before D-Day, Barnes chronicles the incredible story
of Company A, 116th Infantry, from the asault on Omaha Beach as
depicted in the movie, "Saving Private Ryan," to VE Day
at the Elbe River. It then becomes a personal struggle for
survival of an infantryman who miraculously misses the first wave
landing on the infamous Dog Green beach at Omaha and then the
misses and near-misses of the fighting on through St. Lo, Brest
and Aachen in Germany to the Elbe River. Through it all he is,
somehow, a survivor. It is also a personal story candidly told
with the grim humor of an ordinary GI of the time.
Available from the author. Order by sending
check or money order to:
P.O. Box 251
Holland Patent, NY 13354-0251
Books are $14.95 each plus $2.00 shipping and handling.
NY residents add 8% sales tax.
Please include your name and full mailing address.
A portion of the profit from
the sale of this book will be donated to the National D-Day Memorial
Foundation in Bedford, Virginia.
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