Fragments of My Life With Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment by John Barnes
Fragments of My Life With Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment
by 29th Division veteran John Barnes.
Want to know more about what it was like in Normandy and the life of an infantryman during World War II?
John Barnes, a veteran of Company “A,” 116th Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, has just completed publication of his personal story and recollections of the war, From Omaha Beach to the Elbe River: Fragments of my Life with Company A, 116th Infantry.
From the publisher: This is the true story of a young boy, growing up in the 1930’s and 40’s–the Depression years, and how he and the nation became involved in World War II without any idea of what they both were getting into. Joining the 29th Division in England just before D-Day, Barnes chronicles the incredible story of Company A, 116th Infantry, from the assault on Omaha Beach as depicted in the movie, “Saving Private Ryan,” to VE Day at the Elbe River. It then becomes a personal struggle for survival of an infantryman who miraculously misses the first wave landing on the infamous Dog Green beach at Omaha and then the misses and near-misses of the fighting on through St. Lo, Brest and Aachen in Germany to the Elbe River. Through it all he is, somehow, a survivor. It is also a personal story candidly told with the grim humor of an ordinary GI of the time.
Available from the author. Order by sending check or money order to:
P.O. Box 251
Holland Patent, NY 13354-0251
Books are $14.95 each plus $2.00 shipping and handling. NY residents add 8% sales tax. Please include your name and full mailing address. A portion of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation in Bedford, Virginia.