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By Bruce E. Egger

This specific account of strive against in international struggle II presents parallel day by day documents of an identical occasions as obvious via males within the related corporation, one an enlisted guy, one an officer.  

G Company's War is the tale of a global struggle II rifle corporation in Patton's 3rd military as exact within the journals of S/Sgt. Bruce Egger and Lt. Lee M. Otts, either one of G corporation, 328th Regiment, twenty sixth infantry Division. 

Bruce Egger arrived in France in October 1944, and Lee Otts arrived in November. either fought for G corporation in the course of the rest of the warfare. Otts used to be wounded heavily in March 1945 and skilled a longer hospitalization in England and the U.S.. either males stored diaries through the time they have been within the provider, and either increased the diaries into full-fledged journals presently after the war. 

These are the voices of standard soldiers--the males who did the fighting--not the generals and statesmen who considered occasions from a distance. so much impressive is how the 2 exceptionally assorted personalities recorded the wrestle event. For the serious-minded Egger, the warfare was once a grim ordeal; for Otts, together with his sunny disposition, the battle used to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, occasionally even enjoyable. each one account is exact in its personal correct, however the blend of the 2 right into a unmarried, interwoven tale offers a broader knowing of warfare and the boys stuck up in it. 

Historian Paul Roley has interspersed in the course of the textual content useful overviews and summaries that position G Company's actions within the greater context of total army operations in Europe. moreover, Roley notes what occurred to every soldier pointed out as wounded in motion or in a different way faraway from the corporate and offers an appendix summarizing the losses suffered via G corporation. the complete effect of the paintings is to explain the truth of warfare in a frontline infantry company. 

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Spake was killed in action, S/Sg1. Stanley Twardzik and Pfc. Harry O. Anderson were wounded, and Pfcs. Charles D. , and Henry B. Bobrow were taken prisoner, all on the night of Nov. 6, 1944, near Moncour1. Anderson returned to duty with G Company on Mar. 10, 1945. " Moncourt was a small village to our right front beyond the wooded area. About ten minutes later T/Sgt. Zabloski and S/Sgt. Sullivan arrived and confirmed what I had been told. We left our overcoats and packs in the pillbox and headed out about 0345 to join the rest of the squad.

I was the only one who didn't have overshoes and my feet, which had not been dry for four days, were starting to itch and burn and felt swollen. The pillbox was full of steam from our wet clothes, cigarette smoke, and fumes from the stove we used to heat our rations. Nov. 8, 1944. It was still raining at 0200 when I relieved Evans on guard duty. I wore a raincoat over my overcoat and, except for my feet and lower legs, managed to stay dry. While I was on duty the mortar platoon from M Company set up their weapons near the pillbox.

Twardziewski was killed in action. pte. Allan W. Parlee and ptc. Joseph S. Treml were both listed as "slightly wounded" and were hospitalized. Parlee does not appear on G Company records again, but Treml returned to duty on January 13, 1945. He was wounded again on March 13, 1945. *Egger's inquiries have led him to conclude that this was 2nd Lt. Elmer L. Stevens of H Company. He died of his wounds that same day. FIRST BLOOD • ican soldier lying face down and facing toward town. His size, build, and the color of his hair reminded me of Bob Dixon, but I could not bring myself to turn him over.

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