"Slaughter vividly conveys the reality of combat during World War II in his book with sweeping passages that literally place his reader on the battlefield beside him." Belvoir Eagle
Before D-Day, regular army soldiers called the National Guardsmen of Virginia's 116th Infantry Regiment "Home Nannies" and"Weekend Warriors" and worse. On June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach, however, these proud Virginians who carried the legacy of the famed Stonewall Brigade showed the regular army and the world what true valor really was. In this moving World War II memoir, the author captures the life of GI Joe from pre-Pearl Harbor days through training, deployment overseas, and more training. All leads up to D-Day and Normandy on June 6, 1944, when Sergeant Bob Slaughter came across Omaha Beach with Company D of the 116th Infantry and the Bedford Boys.
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Another winner from Alex Kershaw.
His books have such an ease to them, the mental and emotional situations he tells are vivid and relatable.
He tells the story of a young man growing up in a world hardship during the end of the great depression and what it was like to live in a time not much different than today.
The parallels are similar but the way the world looks at them are very different. He takes you from a 16 year old boys yearning of growing up to a World of War in Europe and the South Pacific.
I would also recommend one of his other books
The Longest Winter.