Widely-respected author Mark Bando has skillfully woven together hundreds of carefully authenticated WWII anecdotes by the men whose sacrifice and courage built the foundation of the 101st's proud heritage. Told without a shred of sentimentality, but with an implicit and profound respect for the paratroopers and glidermen who wore the Screaming Eagle patch, the book captures the spirit and the deeds of the Division which, from Normandy to Holland to the Ardennes, was the vanguard-and a bulwark-of the Crusade in Europe.I keep wondering how he could have failed to perceive the great pride and affection we felt for him. Meanwhile ... Also in the group were Sergeant Harry Clawson (later KIA in Holland and a Silver Star recipient) and Private First Class Hank DiCarlo. ... During the return trip across the bridge, the group could see that demolitionists in scalplocks and war paint were already wiring the bridge for demolition.
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