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