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Memorial Road John Calvin Estes

Memorial Road

John Calvin Estes

Published November 17th 2011
ISBN : 9781936815319
Paperback
224 pages
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 About the Book 

Did you grow up hearing war stories from your father or grandfather? Are you a history buff and cant get enough of WWII? Memorial Road offers a different perspective on the war from the experiences of a true ground soldier. Most WWII books areMoreDid you grow up hearing war stories from your father or grandfather? Are you a history buff and cant get enough of WWII? Memorial Road offers a different perspective on the war from the experiences of a true ground soldier. Most WWII books are written or told by Colonials or Generals, high ranking officers. John C Estes was a young, hardworking family man, practical joker, and volunteer from the state of Tennessee who gave up his deferment status and joined the Army to help his President. In doing so, he trained as a combat engineer and received Army Ranger training. He moved to the front line on Day-D, June 4, 1944, in Normandy and kept his feet on the ground touring Europe through occupation until December 9, 1945. He said he became a foreign soil expert because he dug so many fox holes. He and a buddy robbed a Nazi owned bank and after the war he used the money during occupation to rebuild a war devastated German town. He survived numerous deadly situations but suffered only a scratch and a small case of scabies and returned home penniless. This is not a technical book- instead its about the human side of this most hideous time in history.