In this story we meet our paratrooper as a boy and follow him through a troubled youth ending with the WW ll draft, the grueling training of jump school, and assignment to the European Theater. Here he becomes part of the D-Day jump at Normandy and the battles to follow in France, Holland, and Belgium.
Much of the story is told first person through letters home and later recollections of the war as told to his daughter. The stories of actual heroism in battles were told by those who served alongside him.
The story is told so that history newcomers can follow the action but includes enough new detail to interest the WW ll buff.