From Casablanca to Dachau: A GI Recalls John Amerspek

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From Casablanca to Dachau: A GI Recalls  by  John Amerspek

From Casablanca to Dachau: A GI Recalls by John Amerspek
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(NOTE: all profits from this book go to charity, and from July 4 to Veterans Day, 2013, 100% will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which supports wounded or injured military personnel. Their work includes building hospitals and rehabMore(NOTE: all profits from this book go to charity, and from July 4 to Veterans Day, 2013, 100% will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which supports wounded or injured military personnel. Their work includes building hospitals and rehab facilities, and the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress.

100% of their donations go directly to their programs. Thank you for your support.)A WWII memoir:After John Amerspek turned 21, he spent three years in Europe...His outfit crossed the Atlantic in February, 1943, after a few months training. They invaded North Africa- fought in Tunisia- captured the Isle of Pantelleria- invaded Sicily- invaded Salerno, Italy and its tenuous beachhead- stalled at Cassino against an enemy well entrenched- invaded Anzio and fought there outnumbered in static positions for four months.

After the breakout, they liberated Rome, were sent to Corsica for mountain training, invaded Southern France, moved north into France and fought a winter campaign in the mountains of Alsace-Lorraine, then crossed the Rhine River at Worms, Germany. They were one of the first groups to liberate Dachau and witness the horrors there. This book gives a GIs first hand account of these experiences, including maps and personal photos.John was part of a small self-contained group of specialists that consisted of a platoon of 25 soldiers that provided early-warning radar detection of German aircraft for our forces.

Their group, called Vermont, contained a cook, medic, drivers, radar operators, maintenance people and security.“Our mission was to locate either at the forward edge of the battle line (since in the early stages of the war early-warning radars had limited range), or locate on top of a knoll or hill to detect low-flying enemy aircraft that flew under the radar screen to keep from being detected.  Once enemy aircraft were detected by our radar, a message would be radioed to Command Headquarters to alert our aircraft and anti-aircraft batteries.

 We were a prime and obvious target to enemy aircraft, being very conspicuous at our higher level. We also had the training and capability to defend ourselves and to support the infantry, since we were located near them.  Such support increased as the ranks of our infantry were decreased by high casualties and more and more crises occurred.”www.johnamerspek.comwww.fallenheroesfund.org



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