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Soldiering for Freedom tells the rest of the story

No "blood and guts" story, "Soldiering for Freedom" is a first class, well-written article about the often routine goings-on in the ETO of WWII. A successful journalist and professor, Herman M. Obermayer was there. And he brought the story home, now published nearly 70 years later.

Veterans of the 99th who appreciate accurate reporting and descriptive dialogue will enjoy Obermayer's 300+-page study which borders on a sociological treatise of American GIs and the war they endured.

An ASTP student, he relates his story from being drafted in the early 1940s through basic, some exposure to combat with the engineers, MPs, and his service at Nuremberg's Palace of Justice during the infamous War Crime Trials.

Published by Texas A&M Press, the book is available at and bookstores.