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Boy Soldier: Coming of Age During World War II

McLogan, Russell E. (INSCRIBED)

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ISBN 10: 0966344405 / ISBN 13: 9780966344400
Published by Terrus Press 2nd printing, Reading, 1999
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INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, xx, 412 p., frontis, photos, maps, map on endpapers, notes, biblio, index, 8vo; VG/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 18133

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Title: Boy Soldier: Coming of Age During World War ...

Publisher: Terrus Press 2nd printing, Reading

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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It is said that in order to completely understand a man you should probe the world as it existed when he was 19 or 20 years old--at the moment he became mature and autonomous as a man. Russell McLogan has done just that in this well-written autobiography. Drafted out of college at age 18 in 1944, he was trained as a rifleman and then sent to the Philippines as an infantry replacement. There he joined the battle hardened 6th Infantry Division on the Shimbu Line near Manila. Wounded in combat in northern Luzon, he spent 89 days in Army hospitals on Luzon and Leyte. When the atomic bomb abruptly ended the war, he was returned to duty just in time to sail off to Korea where he served in the Army of Occupation. Boy Soldier is about a young man's coming of age during this period of tremendous historical change. It includes much well-researched history of the Army's replacement training system, the Liberation of the Philippines, the dropping of the atomic bombs, the American-Russian occupation of Korea, and the Army's post-war demobilization--the people, places, and events that shaped a young life. Although written in a scholarly mode with endnotes, bibliography and index, it is very readable with the humor, violence, sexual situations and sometimes raw language as it actually happpened. Text is supplemented with 72 illustrations and 15 maps.

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Russell E. McLogan, P.E., was born in Detroit, Michigan May 10, 1926. After graduating from the Henry Ford Trade School and finishing his first semester at the University of Detroit, he was drafted Sept 15, 1944 and received his infantry training at Camp Hood, Texas and Fort Ord, California. Russ joined the 6th Infantry Division on the Shimbu Line near Manila where he served in Company K, 63rd Infantry Regiment. Wounded in combat in Northern Luzon, he spent 89 days in hospitals on Luzon and Leyte. Returned to duty after the war ended, he served in the Army of Occupation in Korea and was discharged Nov. 2, 1946. Graduated from the University of Detroit,B.B.A., cum laude, 1953 and a Registered Mechanical Engineer in Michigan, he held engineering and management positions with major auto and aerospace companies for over 40 years and retired in 1989 to pursue a writing career. He has been published in the Emerald Coast Review, Catholic Digest, Purple Heart Magazine, Community Plus+ Magazine, and the Hillsdale Daily News. Russ married Terri (Lilly) McLogan in 1950. They have six children and ten grandchildren. Home has been Hillsdale, Michigan since 1964 with winters spent in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

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