What does being a member of the "Greatest Generation" mean? It meant a childhood of hardships and hungry days, of learning to work at a young age, and how to work hard. It meant getting up before dawn to deliver papers, spending the day in school, and working at a second job in the evening. It meant discovering how to make each penny stretch as far as it possibly could. It meant learning skills which would help you survive anything man or Nature could throw at you. And then you went to war.
"No Use Both of Us Getting Killed... You Go!" spans half a lifetime of experiences - even from before birth! - through the eyes of one man. One man who spent a career serving his country as a military grunt and as an officer. His recounting of his experiences in Europe during World War II are richly detailed and complete. Even 55 years later, when he returned to visit many of the sites where he fought during his tour of duty, he could tell his travelling companions exactly what lay over the next rise, or how many bullet holes were in the facade of the building around the corner. His memory never failed to be correct. The Korean Conflict chapters are no different, with every detail correct, and from the point of view of a man in the midst of the fray. As one of the two officers who conceived and initiated the battle plan, his tales of Heart Break Ridge are some of the most in-depth and personal you will every read. However, it's not just a book about battles and war. There are tales of childhood games, of family and friends, both poignant and hilarious.
It is a must-read for history and military buffs alike, and for anyone who is curious about one man's life's journey.