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You Can't Get Much Closer Than This: Combat with Company H, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Andrew Z. Adkins, Jr., graduated from The Citadel in May 1943 and immediately attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, where he was commissioned and sent on to the 80th Infantry Division, then undergoing its final training cycle in the California-Arizona desert. Upon reaching the division, 2d Lieutenant Adkins was assigned as an 81mm mortar section leader in Compan ...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published October 19th 2005 by Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors (first published June 1st 2005)
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Charlie
Aug 27, 2014 Charlie rated it liked it
Good WW11 book but just too wordy for my taste. Yes, I would recommend this book to the WW11 buffs. It did bog down some with (as far as I'm concerned) with too many details that made it confusing and difficult for a clean understanding of what was being said.
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Aug 21, 2008 Lois rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in WWII
My dad served with the 317th and never said a lot about th war. After he passed away I found his letters to my mom. The letters were pretty much day to day mundane activities but when they are juxtaposed to the actual events that occurred in the war it leaves a great deal to the imagination of what my dad saw and felt.
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Apr 28, 2013 Bill Cronin rated it really liked it
Pretty balanced and descriptive, these infantry guys were tough.
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