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A Paratrooper Remembers by Glen Drake

Glen C. Drake, who lives in Baraboo, Wisconsin jumped with H Company, 508th PIR in the D-Day invasion.  He also parachuted into Holland during Operation Market-Garden and was one of many of the 508th who fought in the Ardennes during the infamous Battle of the Bulge all pivotal events of World War II.

   Growing up on a Wisconsin farm, Glen Drake had no idea about how his World War II experiences would change his life. They left a permanent imprint as he was required to kill a human being for the first time. Years later, back in the safety of his home state, he suffered the after effects of his wartime experience, still imagining once in a while that he was under attack. His confrontations with German soldiers left him with a hatred of them that persisted into his later years.

A Paratrooper Remembers was compiled by Drake in a series of tapes he made for his children.

ISBN 1-878569-92-0 Publication date: February 2003
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