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Honor Untarnished: A West Point Graduate's Memoir of World War II (Tom Doherty Associates Book)
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What the bestsellers Flags of Our Fathers was to Iwo Jima and Duty to the mission of the Enola Gay, Honor Untarnished is to the World War II tour of duty of young graduate of a West Point.
Whether it was fighting Rommel's fierce Afrika Korps hitting the beaches of Normandy on D Day, surviving the Battle of the Bulge, or just being in the next room during the infamous "slapping incident" of Blood-n-Guts General George Patton, Donald Bennett experienced the fiery crucible of World War II and survived to tell about it.
As a recent graduate of West Point, First Lieutenant Bennett was given the charge of training inexperienced and scared recruits, and leading them into battle against the Axis forces. From orientation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma through the fiercest battles of the war right up to the liberation of the death camps and our complicit confrontation with the Soviet Union over Eastern Europe, Don Bennett, not yet thirty, preserved the honor of the corps, and the liberty of the free world.
Lindbergh, Patton, Bradley, and Eisenhower are just names in a history book to most-but to Don Bennett they were personal acquaintances.
From the landing of the US's journeyman army in North Africa, through to the final days as the Allies pierced into the dark heart of the Reich, Don Bennett was there.
About the Author
General Donald V. Bennett(retired), a graduate and former commandant of West Point, won the Distinguished Service Cross and two Purple Hearts for his service in World War II. He is retired and lives in Montreat, North Carolina, where he occasionally lectures on "the Greatest Generation."
Dr. William R. Forstchen is Professor of History at Montreat College, author of the Lost Regiment series, and We Look like Men of War and coauthor (with Newt Gingrich) of 1945 and a new Civil War alternate history.
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