Coverart for item
The Resource Omaha beach & beyond: : the long march of Sgt. Bob Slaughter, John Robert Slaughter

Omaha beach & beyond: : the long march of Sgt. Bob Slaughter, John Robert Slaughter

Label
Omaha beach & beyond: : the long march of Sgt. Bob Slaughter
Title
Omaha beach & beyond:
Title remainder
the long march of Sgt. Bob Slaughter
Statement of responsibility
John Robert Slaughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before D-Day, regular army soldiers called the National Guardsmen of Virginia's 116th Infantry Regiment "Home Nannies" and "Weekend Warriors" and worse. On June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach, however, these proud Virginians who carried the legacy of the famed Stonewall Brigade showed the regular army and the world what true valor really was. In this moving World War II memoir, the author captures the life of GI Joe from pre-Pearl Harbor days through training, deployment overseas, and more training. All leads up to D-Day and Normandy on June 6, 1944, when Sergeant Bob Slaughter came across Omaha Beach with Company D of the 116th Infantry and the Bedford Boys
Summary
This is the memoir of a "citizen soldier" who, in early 1941 joined the National Guard and ended up being in active service during World War II including the D-Day landing in Normandy. Told from a highly personal perspective, this work gives a very human face to events that were much larger than the foot soldiers who struggled through them. The book takes us back to an era with different wars and different armies than the world we live in today. An epilogue includes Slaughter's witnessing the dedication of the D-Day Memorial in Washington DC, including his meeting with then President and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
220546
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.5421421092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/related_authorities
HZLyiKykYvk
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the long march of Sergeant Bob Slaughter
Label
Omaha beach & beyond: : the long march of Sgt. Bob Slaughter, John Robert Slaughter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20655267
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780760337349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Omaha beach & beyond: : the long march of Sgt. Bob Slaughter, John Robert Slaughter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20655267
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780760337349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

    • Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Public LibraryBorrow it
      29 W. Washington St., Upland, IN, 46989, US
      40.475272 -85.49566

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...