When America was attacked in December 1941, many young men were drafted, given a few months of training, and sent off to fight in a war that seemed to have no end. In Time Capsule—1944, one combat rifleman shares his personal story.
In northern Italy in 1944, of the twelve men in an infantry rifle squad, ten were just nineteen years old—and all draftees who had never before seen combat action. Former combat rifleman Myron Peterson narrates a poignant story told through not only his eyes, but also of the eyes of his fellow infantry members who, despite their innocence, would be forever changed from their war experiences. Told through actual letters sent from the home front that relay one family’s worries and attempts to boost and sustain the morale of their loved one, Peterson shares a never-before-seen glimpse into how the love of his family and friends helped one soldier keep his dreams alive—even as destruction and death surrounded him.
Time Capsule—1944 shares the incredible account of how a few courageous young men who never asked to be soldiers became heroes.
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Published February 11, 2011
Biographies & Memoirs, War, History.