Elite paratrooper Sgt. Don Malarkey takes us not only into the World War II battles fought from Normandy to Germany, but into the heart and mind of a soldier who lost his best friend during the nightmarish engagement at Bastogne.
Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in 1943 to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack in history: Operation Overlord. In the darkness of D-day morning, Malarkey parachuted into France and within days was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism in battle. He fought for twenty-three days in Normandy, nearly eighty in Holland, thirty-nine in Bastogne, and nearly thirty more in and near Haugenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany.
Easy Company Soldier is his dramatic tale of those bloody days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how an adventurous kid from Oregon became a leader of men.
Easy company soldier
Exactly what I’d hoped it would be! A deeper dive into the men who became brothers bound by their experiences and friendships. A real treat to share in those stories...
I love this book
I live in Georgia and I also live right next to Toccoa because I go to school there.The reason I read this book is because it's some of my local history.And if you ever get a chance to got to Toccoa go to the BoB museum there.(they have the stables they lived in)
Easy Company Soldier
Great read of a soldier's view on survival in battle and the tremendous loss of friends so dear to him.