Love Company: L Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, of the 100th Infantry Division during World War II and Beyond – FREE
Love Company: L Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, of the 100th Infantry Division during World War II and Beyond
John Khoury (Author), Aaron Elson (Editor)
5 star nonfiction/military history/ WWII
A dogface’s view of World War II. John M. Khoury was a 19-year-old college sophomore when he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army. He served as a rifleman in L Company, 399th Infantry Regiment. From 1 November 1944 until 8 May 1945 he served in combat with his unit except for about seven weeks spent in an army hospital for trench foot. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for valor, the Presidential Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, European Theater Medal with three Battle Stars, American Theater Medal, Army of Occupation Medal-Germany, and Victory Medal. His view of war comes from the subterranean level of a foxhole where all human senses are on full alert but the mind has atrophied. Technicalities and strategies of warfare are left to others while he has concentrated on the lives of the “infants” of the infantry.