Baptism of Fire: Sgt. Smith in the North African Campaign

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This first volume in the Sgt. Smith WWII trilogy follows a squad of First Infantry Division soldiers to the Tunisian desert of North Africa in their first experience of war. As members of the "Big Red One," the most famous division in the American army, they do battle with the most famous units in the German army; Rommel's Africa Corps, as well as the 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions. Although this three-part series is told in novel format, it is a true story, based upon documented accounts as well as stories my father told me. This is a vivid, unvarnished odyssey into the foxholes of World War II, a gritty look at a war we should never forget.
Volume 2: "Soldiers in the Sun; the Campaign for Sicily," is also now available.

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I used to laugh when my father would tell me that he and the company clerk were the only two men of his original company to make it through the war. But the more I learn about all that my father went through, surviving all the major campaigns from Tunisia to Sicily to Omaha Beach, and then fighting across France to the border of Germany, and basically living in a foxhole for years, I realized that he was telling the truth. Rare indeed was it for a soldier to survive such a long stint in combat, and I know Dad paid a heavy price.
I always felt a deep sense of pride for my father, which only grows as I research and write this series, a real emotional experience for me. Dad was not only a real hero, but quite a character, of the kind that we will rarely see again, and it gives me a chill to see his picture on the cover of these books, his story told by me as best as I can render it. At times I feel almost as if he were standing by my shoulder. Perhaps he is.
He and my mother are buried in the same grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Army brat. Served in US Navy as Radarman aboard U.S.S. Cromwell (DE-1014) from 1967-71. BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College; MSW from Syracuse University. Worked in VA clinic and then in U.S. Army psychiatric clinic in Germany for Dept. of Defense. Sailed boats in Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Historical fiction novels include the Jonathan Kinkaid nautical fiction series that follows an American naval officer during the Revolutionary War; the epic adventure "Sunset of the Iroquois," about Washington's invasion of the Indian lands of New York State in 1779; and the Sgt. Smith World War II trilogy that follows a squad of 1st Infantry Division soldiers to North Africa, Sicily, and then Europe, based on documented history as well as stories my father told me.
Also an artist; paintings and cover art can be seen at michaelwinston.org

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