THE YEAR WAS 1942 AND THE COUNTRY WAS UNITED in the fight against Germany and Japan. On the home front, all industry was mobilized for war, and the draft boards were collecting young men to join the armed forces. Emmett Lang, a naive 20-year-old, wanted to be a soldier. But even after scoring a nearly perfect score in the Army General Classification Test, he was sent to infantry basic training. Despite this inauspicious beginning, Lang decided he would do his duty and take every opportunity to make his service career as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. This is the story of Lang’s Army career, an honest account that includes letters home, divisional and regimental histories, and after-action reports – with a generous dose of humorous anecdotes. Always a Soldier But Never G.I. contains stories of the action on the front lines in Europe and Battle of the Bulge, and gives an insider’s personal view of the life of a World War II soldier—the hardships, adventures, and sometimes the horrors—yet Lang’s story is told with wit, humor, and a love of life that cannot be suppressed.
Genre: HISTORY / Military / World War II
7.5 x 9.25 paperback
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