00:00
36:56
Herman J. Obermayer's memoir of World War II, "Soldiering For Freedom," is one of the most unique accounts of an American GI from the war. Based on a treasure trove of Obermayer's own wartime letters home, the book chronicles his experiences in the Army Specialized Training Program, as an airborne combat engineer, then as part of the Allied effort to maintain the gasoline pipelines laid across France. He finished his military career in the judge advocate general's office, in time to see Hermann Goring and the top Nazis at the Nuremburg trials.
Herman J. Obermayer's memoir of World War II, "Soldiering For Freedom," is one of the most unique accounts of an American GI from the war. Based on a treasure trove of Obermayer's own wartime letters home, the book chronicles his experiences in the Army Specialized Training Program, as an airborne combat engineer, then as part of the Allied effort to maintain the gasoline pipelines laid across France. He finished his military career in the judge advocate general's office, in time to see Hermann Goring and the top Nazis at the Nuremburg trials. read more read less

13 years ago #army, #history, #military, #world war ii, #wwii