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Combat Officer: A Memoir of War in the South Pacific

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TO HELL AND BACK

For the U.S., Guadalcanal was a bloody seven-month struggle under brutal conditions against crack Japanese troops deeply entrenched and determined to fight to the death. For Charles Walker, this horrific jungle battle–one that claimed the lives of 1,600 Americans and more than 23,000 Japanese–was just the beginning. On the eve of battle, 2nd Lt. Walker was ordered back to the States for medical reasons. But there was a war to be won, and he had no intention of missing it.

In this devastatingly powerful memoir, Walker captures the conflict in all its horror, chaos, and heroism: the hunger, the heat, the deafening explosions and stench of death, the constant fear broken by moments of sheer terror. This is the gripping tale of the brave young American men who fought with tremendous courage in appalling conditions, willing to sacrifice everything for their country.

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Synopsis:

A powerful memoir of life under fire describes the brutal conditions and horrific toll of the seven-month struggle between American forces and Japanese troops on Guadalcanal during World War II. Original.

Synopsis:

Charles H. Walker remained in the Army Reserve after serving in World War II. He spent ten exciting years as a bush pilot in Ontario, Canada, before returning to the United States and serving for twelve years as a county commissioner. Now retired, Walker concentrates on writing historically accurate stories about the military and pioneering. He lives in Pembina, North Dakota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307414786
Subtitle:
A Memoir of War in the South Pacific
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Walker, Charles H.
Author:
Walker, Charles
Author:
Charles H. Walker
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Military
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040928
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » General History
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Combat Officer: A Memoir of War in the South Pacific
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Product details 256 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307414786 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A powerful memoir of life under fire describes the brutal conditions and horrific toll of the seven-month struggle between American forces and Japanese troops on Guadalcanal during World War II. Original.
"Synopsis" by , Charles H. Walker remained in the Army Reserve after serving in World War II. He spent ten exciting years as a bush pilot in Ontario, Canada, before returning to the United States and serving for twelve years as a county commissioner. Now retired, Walker concentrates on writing historically accurate stories about the military and pioneering. He lives in Pembina, North Dakota.
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