Felix Sparks comes across as an amazing but perfectly believe-able person caught up in WW2.
It also tells the story of a different front for the US Army in Western Europe in WWII.
From Sicily to Italy to Southern France, then across the Siegfried line into southern Germany.
As one of the GIs said when asked "Which beach did you land on" - implying Normandy, he said "We landed on so many beaches we lost count".
Also keep listening to the end, the story doesn't end in 1945.
This should be required reading for every American to help them better understand where we came from as a nation so that we might not so casually carry the freedom we enjoy.
This is an amazing story of what the soldiers went through. There is a lot in this story about Italy and how hard they had to fight to win.
Its hard to believe that 1 man went through so many bitter battles and survived all of it. It really gave me a good sense of what it was like for the troops on the front lines and greater appreciation for the sacrifice they made for our freedom today.
Too many times these days the term hero is thrown around. This is the story of a group of true American Heros. A fast and very interesting read. I recommend it.