My Comrades And Me Reveals A Soldier’s Combat Experiences

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Al Brown’s New book shares the author and his comrades’ stories about the Second World War

Author Al Brown, like a few million others, was a civilian one day and a serviceman the next. In My Comrades and Me: Staff Sergeant Al Brown’s WWII Memoirs, he gives readers a glimpse into his life as a soldier and his personal experiences during the Second World War.

Sergeant Brown joined the Third Infantry Division in Italy on Thanksgiving Day, 1943 as a private. With the Third Division, he participated in seven campaigns, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland, and Central Europe. His Thirtieth Infantry Regiment concluded the war in Salzburg, Austria, May 5, 1945. He also participated in two amphibious assault landings and one amphibious assault across the Rhine River. Interspersed among the pages of this fascinating autobiographical account are some of the author’s poems and a few comments about his views on the conduct of the war.

In My Comrades and Me, Brown takes readers through basic infantry training where they were drilled to follow the “do something, even if it’s wrong” rule; the longest, loneliest night of his life; his first day in combat on a dark moonless morning; January 22, 1944 when he almost drowned; and more. He also shares his comrades’ stories and hopes that the families and descendants of WWII infantry soldiers are able to find answers to their questions about their soldier’s combat experiences.

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My Comrades and Me * by Al Brown
Staff Sergeant Al Brown’s WWII Memoirs
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 379 pages; 978-1-4568-5395-2
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 379 pages; 978-1-4568-5396-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-5397-6

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