Tag: Infantry

Grossman, “On Combat”

“A band of US Army Rangers goes behind enemy lines, where each man, one by one, dies to save one young paratrooper: Private Ryan. To me that band of Rangers represents every American warrior who ever willingly gave his life to give us the freedom, the lives and the liberty that we have today. Those … Continue reading Grossman, “On Combat”

An American Paratrooper

There was an American tank, 30 tons of death, fleeing down one of the little roads leading through the forest. One lonely paratrooper stood beside the road. A photographer captured the image of this young man with hollow sunken eyes, a three-days growth of beard, an M-1 Garand in one hand, and a bazooka slung … Continue reading An American Paratrooper

Band of Brothers: Major Dick Winters

One of my favorite books…”Conversations with Major Dick Winters.” A reluctant American hero, Richard Winters was one of the reasons I chose service in the US Army Infantry. I’ve walked many of his footsteps on European battlefields where the "Band of Brothers" fought tyranny and oppression. During his life, Winters consistently placed the highest emphasis … Continue reading Band of Brothers: Major Dick Winters