[quote=I_bleed_MOPAR]Some of you may have read his books on WWII as a member of the 101st Airborne. I first read Currahee by Donald R. Burgett in a Readers Digest condensed volume back in '67 and just recently found the complete version in the library. After finishing it, I wondered if Mr. Burgett was still with us. Googling revealed he had passed in March of this year. I did not realize he had written more than one book on his experiences and intend to read them all. Fortunately, Currahee is the first.
If you enjoy WWII history and haven't read it, Currahee is his account of signing up, basic training, and D-Day.
RIP, Mr. Burgett, you were one of the Greatest.
I read this book when I was 14 years old.
My brother gave it to me.
Right then I knew I was going to be a Paratrooper.
I spent 5 years in the Army in the 82nd and Ranger Regiment.
Donald Burgett was an inspiration to many young Americans.