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The First Man on Omaha Red : D-Day H-Hour -2:00: The War Memoirs of Capt. William C. Smith Jr.
by William E. Smith and Philip M. Trinity and William C. Smith Jr




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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series

The history of D-Day on Omaha Red is not complete without this book. Capt. William C. Smith Jr. was the first man on Omaha Red two hours before the invasion. For his service, he received a Bronze Star with V for valor. He has also been inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor.

His story explains how the invasion was different from those of North Africa and Sicily. It also describes in detail how he and the other nine men trained for this most difficult and dangerous job-calling fire from the Navy ships against the German defenses on that fateful day that changed history forever.

But this work also brings the relationships between soldiers to life with humor and a depth of emotion seldom described in other works. It is so powerful because it is told in first person by the man that lived through the four and a half years of World War II. It was written from more than 100 hours of interviews by the authors.

The work begins from the 1st Division's invasion of North Africa and continues through the breach of the German border. It includes the struggles of the wives and families that were left behind waiting for their loved ones to return from Europe.

Unlike so many histories, this work also details the unique bond between soldiers that forms from mutual dependence. Captain Smith's relationship with his driver and close friend Sampson gives the work the humanity missing from other memoirs.

This was a story that had to be told, and now it has so that we may better understand the sacrifices these men made in the name of liberty.

Contents

Chapter 1: In the Beginning There Was North Africa

Chapter 2: Then There Was Sicily

Chapter 3: Practice Makes Perfect

Chapter 4: D-Day: The Hardest 24 Hours of My Life

Chapter 5: Life in the Grasshopper

Chapter 6: The Liberation of Paris and the Path to Belgium

Chapter 7: The Battle of Mons and the Liberation of Belgium

Chapter 8: Welcome to Germany ... Sort of

Chapter 9: A Lady in Waiting: One World War II Wife's Story

Chapter 10: Life on the Home Front: For Those Who Were Left Behind

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Overview

Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series

The history of D-Day on Omaha Red is not complete without this book. Capt. William C. Smith Jr. was the first man on Omaha Red two hours before the invasion. For his service, he received a Bronze Star with V for valor. He has also been inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor.

His story explains how the invasion was different from those of North Africa and Sicily. It also describes in detail how he and the other nine men trained for this most difficult and dangerous job-calling fire from the Navy ships against the German defenses on that fateful day that changed history forever.

But this work also brings the relationships between soldiers to life with humor and a depth of emotion seldom described in other works. It is so powerful because it is told in first person by the man that lived through the four and a half years of World War II. It was written from more than 100 hours of interviews by the authors.

The work begins from the 1st Division's invasion of North Africa and continues through the breach of the German border. It includes the struggles of the wives and families that were left behind waiting for their loved ones to return from Europe.

Unlike so many histories, this work also details the unique bond between soldiers that forms from mutual dependence. Captain Smith's relationship with his driver and close friend Sampson gives the work the humanity missing from other memoirs.

This was a story that had to be told, and now it has so that we may better understand the sacrifices these men made in the name of liberty.

Contents

Chapter 1: In the Beginning There Was North Africa

Chapter 2: Then There Was Sicily

Chapter 3: Practice Makes Perfect

Chapter 4: D-Day: The Hardest 24 Hours of My Life

Chapter 5: Life in the Grasshopper

Chapter 6: The Liberation of Paris and the Path to Belgium

Chapter 7: The Battle of Mons and the Liberation of Belgium

Chapter 8: Welcome to Germany ... Sort of

Chapter 9: A Lady in Waiting: One World War II Wife's Story

Chapter 10: Life on the Home Front: For Those Who Were Left Behind


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  • ISBN-13: 9781496106001
  • ISBN-10: 1496106008
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 202
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.67 pounds


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