A paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, James Sheeran was just a kid when he floated into Normandy on D-Day-only to be captured soon afterward by the Germans. Escaping from a POW train bound for Germany, Sheeran traveled behind enemy lines in France, eventually fighting alongside the French Resistance.
After hooking up with Patton's advancing army, he fought admirably in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge, and was ultimately awarded the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and the Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honor.
Sheeran's breathtaking chronicle of his capture, daring escape, fierce guerilla resistance, and valor under fire is an unforgettable testament to the spirit of the American soldier.
Baker & Taylor
A World War II paratrooper describes landing in Normandy on D-Day, being captured by the Germans, escaping a POW train, traveling behind enemy lines in France, and hooking up to fight with Patton's army.
A World War II paratrooper in the 101st Airborne describes floating into Normandy on D-Day, being captured by the Germans, escaping a POW train, traveling behind enemy lines in France and hooking up to fight with Patton’s army.
a World War II memoir
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