New York, NY: Forge, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2003. First edition. First edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 304 p. Illustrations. Donald Vivian Bennett (May 9, 1915 November 28, 2005) retired as a four-star general from the United States Army in 1974. He graduated from, the United States Military Academy in 1940. Bennett then served overseas in World War II in North Africa, Sicily, and in the invasion of the European continent. Bennett received the Distinguished Service Cross as well as two Purple Hearts for his service. On 6 June 1944, the 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion landed with the second wave on D-Day. Observing that units were pinned down on the beach, he immediately left his cover and moved about the beach under heavy fire in order to assemble and reorganize the infantry assault companies, four tanks, and an antiaircraft unit. He organized a sizable force and, at about 1000 hours, successfully assaulted the ridge. Lieutenant Colonel Bennett contributed immeasurably to the establishment of the beachhead. General Bennett recounts his World War II experience in his memoir, Honor Untarnished. Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ has slight wear and soiling.
Keywords: 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, D-Day, West Point, Fort Sill, Fort Sam Huston, Ardennes, Battle of the Bulge, Generals