This title follows one soldier ('Joe') from New York through his induction, assignment and training in the 22d Infantry Regiment in 1941. It takes him from draftee stage, through the tactical operations at squad, platoon, and company level, and into the reality of daily life and combat in Northern Europe in 1944-45. It looks in detail at the administrative procedures for replacements, and medical and psychiatric care of the infantryman. Whilst the focus is on one hypothetical soldier, in fully realistic timescale and experience, the generalities and experiences of the many are also examined and carefully woven into the narrative thread.
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Robert S. Rush PhD is a retired Command Sergeant Major, who served in the US Army from 1969 to 1999. He has worked as a historian to several key policy review teams for the United States Army. His PhD (Hell in Hurtgen Forest: Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment) focused on US and German units in the Hürtgen Forest, Fall 1944. Robert currently works at the US Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair.