by Lt. Leonard A. Faustina, CE-USAR-Ret.
In this personal slice of history, Leonard A. Faustina recounts his wartime years, starting with his voluntary enlistment shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
In the first part, Faustina tells the story of training, Basic and Engineer Officers Candidate School, and participation in special schools. It ends with the authors assignment and journey to the European Theater of Operations in a monstrous convoy.
The second part begins with the landing at Oran, North Africa. Faustina relates his experiences in various replacement depots or pools and to his assignment to an Engineer General Service Regiment in Italy. He tells of his experience with the 111th Engineer Combat Battalion, part of the 36th Infantry Division, and continues through the end of World War II in Europe.
Through it all, Lt. Col. Leonard Faustina, CE, USAR (ret.), weaves a fascinating personal view of history, and each chapter is a story in itself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A retired lieutenant colonel, Leonard A. Faustina served five years active duty and twenty-five in the U.S. Army Reserves with various Corps of Engineers units and a Logistical Command. He is also a registered civil engineer in California, with more than thirty years of service building structures on Freeways and Interstate Highways. He is now retired.
In order to keep active, he conducts a small business in the Palm Springs area, furnishing civil engineering consulting services for the cities in Coachella Valley, where he plays golf and writes.
(2005, paperback, 360 pages)
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