585 Raids and Counting: Memoir of an American Soldier in the by Alex Kunevicius

By Alex Kunevicius

After receiving his draft realize on March five, 1941, 21-year previous Alex Kunevicius harbored goals of becoming a member of George Patton’s First Armored department. as a substitute, he used to be put in a noncombat military Ordnance corporation and taught to fix guns, an task within which he firstly observed little glory. After Pearl Harbor, notwithstanding, he and his fellow technicians proved crucial by means of maintaining American weapons firing throughout the invasion of island after island within the South Pacific. during this memoir, Kunevicius recounts his reviews as an ordnance guy, from the sea voyage to the Pacific Theater to years struggling with warmth and sickness as his unit supplied serious upkeep for attacks on Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, and different goals whereas withstanding unending air raids and shelling. His reminiscences provide a bright portrait of existence in the back of the traces and show the large worth of help positions to the warfare effort.

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