In LOAD KICK FIRE, 89 year old Gene Palumbo gives a first-hand account of the life of a tanker and as a reconnaissance soldier during World War II. At Fort Knox, Kentucky, Palumbo trained as a tanker and soon found himself on the front lines in Europe, where he fought for 22 months with the 756th Tank Battalion, B Company. From the mountains of Cassino, Italy, to the taking of Rome, to the D-Day landing in Southern France, to Germany, Austria and Hitler's Eagles's Nest, Palumbo describes the horrors of war. Told in a straight-forward, honest voice, Palumbo grapples with seeing so many die, all the time wondering why he got to live. Palumbo finally returns home, only to find he has another battle to fight - the one within himself.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1469907569
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1469907569 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1571067