Battle at Best Author:S. L. A. Marshall From the back cover: "Fix bayonets and follow me!" shouted Lieutenant Millett. Not one man lagged behind. They charged, screaming and cursing, dead ahead. A rain of bullets and shells cracked the ice under their feet. Pfc. John W. Lescallet carried the platoon's machine gun. Miraculously, he made the run downhill without falling. Then cro... more »ssing the paddies, he was knocked down by a mortar hit that ruined the bipod. But he kept running with the weapon. Then a bullet hit the gun over the latch cover and ruined it. Throwing the gun away, Lescallet kept on going. He still had his pistol.
This is a book of stories of specific battles in WWII and the Korean War, written by a brigadier general who knew some of the men involved. He himself served in both wars, and was apparently present for each engagement. He included a prefatory note on each engagement that told what observation point he dealt on the battlefield.« less