C-66: A World War II Chronicle of an Armored Infantry Company

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This is the story of 512 men who worked for a common goal during a period of 155 days. Few of them were together during all those days, but all of them belonged to the same group. Many were no longer there when the job was done. Some gave their lives early - Some were taken prisoner - Some were hospitalized - Some gave their lives later - Some were with the group for 155 days.

This brief record of their service in World War II is dedicated to all of them. ADD This is a remarkable record of one unit of an armored division during the last five months of the the war in Europe. It is carefully researched from official documents of the National Archives, and is laced with letters written home. This saga has been compiled by one of the enlisted men who never missed a day of duty and whose first hand view point as a company commander's combat radioman gives us a broad inside view of the company.

The 6" X 9" book is hard bound in infantry blue, has 112 1944-45 photographs (many never seen before), 19 maps, replicas of many documents, and combat statistics.

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About the Author:

Weston Lewis Emery was born January 7, 1924 in Gardiner, Maine. Emery was called into military service in 1943 and sent to officers training school. After a year the officer schools were closed, and Emery was trained as a rifleman in the 12th Armored Division which was sent to France and Germany. The division was committed to action on December 7, 1944. Emery became the Company Commander's radioman for most of the last six months of the war in Europe.

After the war, in November 1945, Emery entered Rollins college, then went to graduate school at Boston University for two years.

He retired from the Foreign Service after 32 years of service. Emery has three children, and speaks French and Spanish.

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"I'm deeply grateful to you for the effort you put forth to find the families of your comrades." -- Elizabeth Elrick, April 1996

"We are placing C-66 in the Military Academy Library as an excellent resource for our cadets." -- Howard D. Graves Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Superintendant United States Military Academy West Point May 4, 1994

"Works of your calliber are especially important.... I'm placing your book in the Armor School Library." -- Larry R. Jordan, Major General, U.S.Army, Commanding General. Headquarters U. S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox. May 23, 1994

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