Finalist for 2015 Book of the Year Military Autobiography about being a Reagan soldier during the Cold War
A GRIPPING, TRUE STORY TOLD FROM THE FRONT LINES AS THE WORLD FACED THE POSSIBILITY OF NUCLEAR WAR .
This is a personal account of military service and the historical events of the Cold War that were happening during President Reagan's time in office. A time in history when, unknowingly the world faced the possibility of nuclear war. The author was in the US Army from November 1980 until March 1988 which coincided with President Reagan's time in office. He quickly went from a naive seventeen-year-old boy to a dedicated die hard Reagan soldier ready to sacrifice his life for his country. An assignment that likely would have been at Ground Zero of a nuclear war.
On the verge of World War 3 and nuclear war, "We Were Soldiers Too" is about the difficult job of serving in the infantry during a very critical time of the Cold War. Serving as the first line of defense for a Soviet invasion in Germany, he found himself assigned the responsibility of defending an area in the Fulda Gap. The only objective, to hold the advancing Soviets until reinforcements arrived. In 1983 the United States and the Soviet Union would come closer than they ever had to a confrontation and nuclear war. Follow the authors career in the infantry from Germany, to Fort Knox to Hawaii.